(Weekly Organ of the Communist Party of India (Marxist)
January 29, 2012
the last few days, the media and representatives of certain governments
traditionally committed to anti-Cuba subversion have unleashed a new
of accusations, unscrupulously taking advantage of a lamentable event:
death of an ordinary prisoner, which possibly only in the case of
method utilised is the same one as always: fruitlessly attempting,
repetition, to demonise
This so-called political prisoner was serving a four-year sentence after a fair legal process during which he was at liberty and a trial in accordance with the law, for a brutal physical attack on his wife in public and violent resistance to arrest by police agents.
This man died from multi-organ failure due to an acute respiratory infection, despite having received appropriate medical attention, including specialised medication and treatment in the intensive care room of Santiago de Cuba’s principal hospital.
did Spanish authorities and certain members of the European Union
are acting both cynically and hypocritically. How would they describe
recent manifestations of police brutality in
Why is there no concern over the dramatic situation of overcrowding in Spanish jails with a high immigrant population – in excess of 35 per cent of total prisoners in the country – according to the most recent report by the ACAIP prison union, dated April 3, 2010?
Who has made any effort to investigate the death in July of 2011 in the Spanish penitentiary of Teruel, of Tohuami Hamdaoui, an ordinary prisoner of Moroccan origin after a hunger strike of several months? Who has reflected the fact that he has insisted he is innocent?
Has the Chilean spokesperson slandering us by asserting that the dead man was a political dissident on his 50th day of hunger strike lost his memory and sense of reality? He must remember his days as a student leader linked to Pinochet’s troops, who massacred Chileans and instituted disappearances and torture throughout the Southern Cone via Plan Condor, while there have been no statements about the harsh repression of students peacefully demonstrating in defense of the human right to universal and free education. Is he one of those who supported re-labeling the Pinochet dictatorship a military regime in school textbooks? Has he made any statement about the repressive and arbitrary Anti-Terrorist Law implemented against Mapuche prisoners on hunger strike?
hypocrisy of spokespersons for the
is barely known that three people died in the
A few weeks previously, African American Troy Davis was executed despite a large body of evidence demonstrating legal errors in his case. The White House and the Department of State did nothing about this case.
total of 90 prisoners have been executed since January 2010 to date in
new attack on
is apparent from the immediate and crude response of authorities and
apparatus in the service of media aggression against
attempt to impose a distorted image of
The humanist vocation of Cuban doctors and health personnel, who spare no effort or the country’s scant resources – to a large extent the result of the criminal 50-year blockade imposed on the Cuban people – to save lives and improve the health standards of their own people and in many other nations is well known.
Deeds speak louder than words. Anti-Cuban campaigns will not inflict any damage on the Cuban Revolution or the people, who will continue improving their socialism.
The truth of Cuba is that of a country in which human beings are most valued: a life expectancy rate at birth of 77.9 years; free health coverage for the entire population; an infant mortality rate of 4.9 per 1,000 live births, a figure exceeding that of the United States and the lowest in the continent along with Canada; a literate population with full and free access to all levels of education; 96 per cent participation in the 2008 general elections; and a democratic process of discussion of the new economic and social guidelines prior to the 6th Congress of the Communist Party.
It will be demonstrated yet again that lies, however much they are repeated, do not necessarily become truths, because, as José Martí stated, "A just principle, from the depths of a cave, can do more than an army."