The Cuban government has criticized the United States and Joe Biden over a series of statements by senior officials following unprecedented protests on the island, accusing the US government of trying to justify military intervention.
“US officials are trying to paint a distorted picture of what is going on in Cuba,” Joanna Tablada, the Cuban deputy foreign minister, was quoted as saying by the Associated Press. Cuba is now in the midst of facing economic challenges as Crohn’s disease increases.
“There is a Walt Disney account of a bad government and people fighting for their freedom,” Joanna Tablada told the Associated Press. Stereotypes that scare anyone who has never set foot in Cuba because of their arrogance and disregard for the truth.
“They are very interested in creating an alternative reality, because the July 11 riots were not enough to justify the war being waged against us,” he said.
Thousands of Cubans took to the streets on July 11 to protest power outages, extended store queues, shortages and rising prices, and some chanted slogans calling for a change of government. The protests eventually led to vandalism, the destruction of patrol cars, the throwing of stones at hospitals and looting. Violent protesters were also detained.
The Cuban deputy foreign minister said there was no US military action against his country at the moment, adding that there were signs of extremist hostilities, such as the one that led to interventionism in Libya and Iraq.
“We are in a situation where the dialogue has reached an unprecedented level,” he said. From the Biden administration on Cuba, we have heard many times since July 11 that senior US officials have said things about Cuba that are not true.