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Cuba denounces US escalation to perpetuate its hegemony

Díaz Canel advocated strengthening regional cooperation and defending Latin American independence.

The President of Cuba, Miguel Díaz-Canel, warned this Tuesday about the escalation of actions by the United States (USA), with the sole objective of "perpetuating imperial hegemonism."

The complaint was made during his speech at the VII Summit of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC), which takes place in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

"The United States persists in the effort to divide us, stigmatize us and subordinate us to their interests," denounced Canel, quoted by Latin press.

In this sense, he pointed out that the US intends to increase its actions to threaten multilateralism and peace in the region.

Proof of this - explained Díaz-Canel - was the Summit of the Americas, held in Los Angeles, where the US excluded Cuba, Venezuela and Nicaragua, sovereign countries that do not respond to the American interests.

"The exclusive hemispheric meeting held in Los Angeles, where abusing its power as host and closing its eyes and ears to the claim of the majority, (the United States) excluded, fractured and ignored," he stressed.

In this regard, he pointed out that in that meeting, the isolation of the US in the face of the unity and sovereignty of all nations was demonstrated.

On the other hand, he advocated strengthening regional cooperation within the framework of the CELAC and for defending Latin American independence.

During his speech, he expressed his support for his Brazilian counterpart, Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, after the coup attempt on January 8; just as he celebrated his return to CELAC.

"It is urgent to close ranks and project a strategic vision towards economic, social and cultural integration, which allows us to move towards sustainable development," he added.

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