US threatens to increase sanctions against Cuban military for supporting Maduro
The White House Security Adviser, John Bolton, threatened on Monday to tighten financial restrictions on military forces and intelligence services in Cuba, for supporting the regime of Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro.
"The role of Cuba in the usurpation of democracy and the promotion of repression in Venezuela is clear. That is why the United States will continue to reinforce financial restrictions on Cuba's military and intellectual services. Democracies in the region must condemn the Cuban regime, "Bolton wrote on Twitter.
Cuba’s role in usurping democracy and fomenting repression in Venezuela is clear. That’s why the U.S. will continue to tighten financial restrictions on Cuba’s military and intel services. The region’s democracies should condemn the Cuba regime.— John Bolton (@AmbJohnBolton) 4 de marzo de 2019
The official, who had previously denounced the presence of more than 20,000 Cuban security officials in the Chavez regime, called on the other democratic nations in the region to condemn the communist government of the island.
Cuba's complicity in the current economic, political and social crisis that Venezuela is experiencing has been pointed out on other occasions by representatives of the White House. Last week, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said that Cuban agents regularly conduct "attacks against the people of Venezuela, on behalf of Maduro."
In a similar vein, Republican Senator Marco Rubio said that the Bolivarian National Intelligence Service (Sebin) is an agency "controlled and directed by experienced oppressors sent by Cuba." Even the special advisor of Donald Trump for Venezuela accused the island's authorities of collaborating with Maduro's dictatorship in drug trafficking to the United States.
Before the string of criticism, on Monday the Cuban Foreign Minister, Bruno Rodriguez, again denied the presence of the Cuban military on Venezuelan territory.
"A government recognized by the use of lies has Bolton as its top exponent, he is lying when he says that there is an army of 25,000 Cubans in Venezuela, and that is true: he confesses the application of the Monroe Doctrine," the diplomat wrote in his speech. twitter account.
Un gobierno reconocido por el uso de la mentira tiene a Bolton como alto exponente. Miente cuando dice que hay un ejército de 25 000 efectivos cubanos en #Venezuela. Lo acompaña una verdad: confiesa la aplicación de la Doctrina Monroe. | #ManosFueraDeVenezuela— Bruno Rodríguez P (@BrunoRguezP) 4 de marzo de 2019
The recent statements of the foreign minister, made him worthy of the response of several users on social networks. Some strongly demanded that the leaders of the Island put an end to their presence in the oil country. While others demanded the end of communist influence.
Bruno, la fuente mas confiable son los militares Venezolanos que llegan a Colombia como una persona que sale del mar y se estaba ahogando y cuando pisa la orilla siente que se salvó de ahogarse— Pedro González (@PGonzalez2010) 4 de marzo de 2019
The Cuban government, along with those of Russia, China, Nicaragua and Bolivia, is one of the few who support Maduro, compared to the nearly fifty who already recognize Juan Guaidó as interim president of the oil nation.