Washington, Oct 16.- Democratic Representative James McGovern denounced the policies of the Donald Trump administration against Cuba and affirmed that the Republican president does not care about the people of the island, but about obtaining re-election.
Speaking on Thursday in a web conference co-sponsored by the National Council of Churches of Christ in the United States and the Council of Churches of Cuba, among other organizations, the Massachusetts legislator accused the current US government of maintaining a deliberately cruel policy against the country. Caribbean.
For the Trump administration, it has never been about the Cuban people, this president does not care about the people, he does everything out of the belief that, somehow, he will overthrow the government of the island with those punishments, and to try to achieve enough votes in Florida to be reelected to the White House, the congressman considered.
According to McGovern, by implementing actions such as the considerable reduction of consular services, travel and remittance limits, the suspension of cruises and the prohibition of stays in hotels in Cuba, the president seeks to please hard-line people in the state Southerner, and shows little or no understanding of the island's realities.
The representative also condemned that the Republican executive demonizes the Cuban program of sending doctors, nurses and medical assistance abroad, even during the current Covid-19 pandemic, and criticized that in this context there are restrictions on the sending of humanitarian aid to the Antillean country.
McGovern added that the US government can say that it did not limit food and medicine, but in practice it hampers the ships and planes in which they are transported, as well as blocking the shipment of medical supplies such as ventilators and laboratory equipment.
The legislator acknowledged that no one knows what will happen in the elections on November 3, when Trump will seek his re-election against Democrat Joe Biden.
In this regard, he pointed out that even if the candidate of the blue force wins, they will not be able to wave a magic wand and immediately restore the policies of bilateral rapprochement implemented during the Barack Obama administration (2009-2017).
Every time Trump dismantles or destroys an existing connection between the peoples of both countries, he hurts people, undermines trust and increases the sense of vulnerability among all those involved, lamented the congressman, who pointed out that it will not be easy to resume the path of close up.
Despite the current adverse outlook, the congressman spoke out in favor of ending the blockade imposed by Washington on the island 60 years ago, and also called for lifting travel restrictions, normalizing economic and diplomatic relations, and confronting differences in a more mature form. (Text and photo: PL)