Press Statement, 20 July 2021
NUM strongly condemns the recent destabilization plans against Cuba
The National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) strongly condemns the recent destabilization plans against Cuba, organized and incited from abroad.
The NUM strongly denounces the disinformation and discredit campaign articulated from Washington. Faced with these manoeuvres and the attempts to project an image of instability, breaking the citizen's tranquillity and State of Law and Social Justice, the Cuban people, lovers of peace and with a deep humanist vocation, will not renounce construction of an inclusive, democratic, prosperous and sustainable society with all and for the good of all.
The disorders and incidents that occurred in some localities of Cuba on Sunday, July 11, are the result of a plan designed by the United States government to, opportunistically exert the greatest possible pressure against our country, at a time when it faces a complex situation, derived from 16 months of facing the pandemic and the current peak, in addition to the severe strengthening of the United States blockade and the brutal restrictions that it imposes on the Cuban people.
This situation has seriously affected the normal functioning of the Cuban economy, by severely reducing income from exports of goods and services, access to fuel and medicines and medical supplies.
For more information, please contact:
Joseph Montisetse, NUM President, 082 809 2391
The National Union of Mineworkers
7 Rissik Street.
Cnr Frederick Johannesburg
Tel: 011 377 2111 Cell: 083 809 3257
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