Cuban FM's statement on Ecuadoran coup attempt
- Embassy of the Republic of Cuba
New Delhi, October 1st, 2010
The Embassy of the Republic of Cuba
has the pleasure to enclose some documents to:
CUBA DEMANDS IMMEDIATE SUPPORT FOR ECUADOR
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The Embassy of Cuba , taking into account the seriousness of the situation in this brother country, also call upon you to show support.
Eduardo E. Iglesias Quintana
Embassy of the Republic of Cuba in India
tel: 2924 2467/68, 2924 2370 fax: :2924 2369
The Cuban Five will return!!!
Statement by the Cuban Minister of Foreign Affairs on the Coup dâ Ã©tat Attempt in Ecuador. Havana, September 30th, 2010, 3:00PM.
Following instructions from the President of the Councils of State and of Ministers I will make the following statement:
Â· The government of the Republic of Cuba condemns and expresses its strongest rejection to the Coup dâÃ©tat that is taking place in Ecuador. President Correa has denounced that there is a Coup dâÃ©tat taking place, that he has been attacked and is being retained by force at the Police Metropolitan Hospital in Quito.
Â· Cuba hopes that the leadership of the Ecuadorian Armed Forces honor their obligation to respect and enforce the Constitution, to guarantee the inviolability of the lawfully elected President of the Republic and ensure the State of Law.
Â· We make the head of the Armed Forces from Ecuador responsible for the physical integrity and the life of President Correa. His complete freedom of movement and the exercise of his duties must be guaranteed.
Â· We strongly reject the statements attributed to the so called Sociedad PatriÃ³tica (Patriotic Society) of Lucio GutiÃ©rrez, proclaiming intentions openly in favor of the coup.
Â· Cuba offers its most absolute and full support to the legit and constitutional government of President Rafael Correa and backs the Ecuadorian people that is mobilizing to rescue their President.
Â· Cuba joins the statements by Latin-American Presidents and international organizations demanding that the coup attempt be stopped.
Â· I call upon the US government to make a statement against the coup dâÃ©tat. Its spokesperson has only stated that âhe is following the situation closelyâ. An omission in this regard would make him an accomplice of the coup attempt.
Â· Facts such as this, serve only to the interests from outside our region that pretend to prevent the advance of independent and transforming processes.
Â· This is also an attempt to silence the voice of Ecuador and of its President in his confronting the US interventionist policy in the region.
Â· Destabilizing attempts such as these seek only to bring back from the past the times when coup dâÃ©tat used to take place, now through other methods, to restore the imperialist domination and the oligarchies.
Â· Cuba warned, on the occasion of the coup dâÃ©tat organized in Honduras with the participation of power sectors from the United States, and after with the situation of impunity accorded to those who staged the coup, that with these serious facts a new era of coup dâÃ©tat and military dictatorships in Latin America had been reopened.
In defense of Ecuador
The Network âIn Defense of Humanityâ calls upon international public opinion to strongly condemn the coup dÂ´Ã©tat in Ecuador and urge all men and women defenders of peace, justice and legality to denounce this violation of the sovereignty and constitutional order in this country.
The US government is looking like an accomplice. So we most denounce those who want to stop democratic and revolutionary changes in our Continent, as they did already in Honduras, using all means including the most violent.
Urgently we call you all to show support for President Rafael Correa, genuinely and democratically elected, supported by peoples will in five successive occasions. We demand the preservation of his physical integrity. All peoples must mobilize to unanimously condemn such a heinous action, conducted by the most extremist reactionaries and rightists, with the complicity of imperialism.
Down with the Coup.