Cuba Advocates Integration in Front of Global Crisis
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- 11 / 29 / 2008
According to Prensa Latina, Cabrisas added that the situation is more serious now because it is associated to food and energy shortages and the worsening of social conflicts.
“Today’s crisis takes place when economic globalization is more intense and it goes beyond neo-liberal policies to become a challenge for the human species’ capacity to survive,” he stated.
He noted that the so-called ‘rescue plan’ suggested by US President George W. Bush and Europe gives priority to speculators and bankers.
The Cuban official stressed that while for decades they were unable to contribute 0.7% of their Gross Domestic Product as assistance to development, they have now earmarked 3,000 billion dollars to save a failed financial structure.
He also described the current international monetary system, based on the US dollar, as the main element of contradictions.
Finally, Cabrisas recalled that, for almost 50 years, successive US administrations have unsuccessfully tried to destroy the Cuban Revolution through a brutal and genocidal economic, financial and trade blockade and other aggressions.