Cuban ambassador criticizes US media coverage against his country

Jul 13, 2020 by

Cuban ambassador criticizes US media coverage against his country
HAVANA, Cuba, Jul 7 (ACN) Jose Ramon Cabañas, Cuban Ambassador to the United States, criticized the American media’s news coverage of the Caribbean island.
It seems that the corporate media in the United States only find news about Cuba these days if they have access to official (horrible) statements from the State Department or programmed official ‘leaks’, wrote the diplomat on Twitter.
Cabañas considered that kind of coverage about Cuba’s largest island ‘a shame’, because then there will be no information in the U.S. media about ‘Cuba’s successful history’ in the fight against the Covid-19 pandemic.

The Cuban ambassador’s statement comes at a time when the administration of U.S. President Donald Trump is tightening the blockade imposed by the United States against the Caribbean nation almost 60 years ago, and increasing the attacks against Cuban medical missions abroad.

Health professional brigades from the island, members of the International Contingent of Doctors Specialized in Situations of Disasters and Serious Epidemics, have traveled to more than 30 nations around the world to address the pandemic

An international campaign supported by more than 100 organizations and individuals is calling for these doctors to be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.

However, the successes and contributions of Cuban professionals abroad and within the Antillean nation itself, where the pandemic was contained and the country is moving through phases one and two of the recovery stage, are almost completely absent from the mainstream American media.

Much of the information disseminated in the United States are focused on State Department statements accusing Cuba of alleged human trafficking in these medical missions, which are recognized by the territories where they provide services and by international organizations.

Late in April, Cabañas called an insult to the slanderous assertions about the island’s medical cooperation published by The Washington Post.

In a letter sent to the newspaper’s editorial board, which they deliberately ignored, the diplomat said that the newspaper was seeking to ‘denigrate the commendable work done and voluntarily performed throughout this time by hundreds of thousands of Cuban health professionals and technicians in various countries’.

Only recently, at the end of June, that same newspaper acknowledged that Cuba gave an efficient response to Covid-19 and in an article, which was not exempt from its usual nuances about the island, it highlighted the measures taken in Cuba to prevent and contain the spread of the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus.

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