Despite the obstacles of the Government of the United States to prevent it, the voice of Cuba will be heard today in the city of Los Angeles during the opening day of the Summit of the Peoples. The presence of Cuba will be in several panels on democracy, the blockade and other spaces, activist Claudia de la Cruz told Prensa Latina when commenting on the event, which will be held at the Vocational Community University-
“We will receive the Cuban delegation virtually and they will be able to speak to the American people,” stressed the co-director of The People’s Forum platform. Leaders of Cuban civil society and recognized professionals in their field could not travel to Los Angeles because the administration The US refused to process their visas, but gave permission to those who slavishly respond to their interests on the island. There is no American continent without Cuba, Venezuela and Nicaragua, De la Cruz said, referring to the countries not invited to the meeting. IX Summit of the Americas, which takes place from Monday to Friday in Los Angeles. We respond to the Summit of exclusion of President Joe Biden and the Organization of American States with a Summit of inclusion, dialogue, exchange and collaboration, pointed out the also member of the International Assembly of Peoples. De la Cruz considered that the Caribbean nation is a threshold not only for the American continent but for the m world, as well as a model to follow in terms of economic and social policies that put the needs of the people at the forefront and center of everything. The activist also highlighted Cuba’s example of solidarity and internationalism since the triumph of the revolution on January 1, 1959. According to the program scheduled for this Wednesday, the panels “Cuba Lives, young voices against the blockade” and “Democracy for whom?, the consequences of the interventions of the United States in Latin America” ​​will meet. there will be a debate on “Solidarity beyond borders, building an internationalism of the peoples” and another called “The people above money, health as a human right throughout the world” and at the end of the day they will meet in plenary. More than 200 community organizations, social movements, trade unions and progressive forces from the United States and the region joined efforts to make this Summit of the Peoples for the Democracy. The attendees will discuss and seek proposals for the most pressing problems that affect them and that, in the opinion of the organizers, do not appear on the agenda of the official summit.