Lazo, who led a Cuban delegation to the
commemoration of the 30th anniversary of the Sandinista
Revolution in Nicaragua, pointed out that the Honduran usurpers
would not be able to survive if they were not counting on
Washington’s support, and he singled out American authorities as
responsible for the military action.
In this regard, the Vice President quoted Cuban
leader Fidel Castro as saying: “The only right thing to do at
this moment is to demand the US government to cease its
intervention, to stop providing military support to the coup
perpetrators and withdraw its taskforces [from Honduras],”
reported Granma newspaper.
In his speech in the ceremony to mark the
anniversary in Managua, the Cuban Vice President highlighted the
progress made by the Sandinista National Liberation Front (FSLN)
and for its determination in leading the Nicaraguan people and
in defending their main achievements.
“We are proud to know that today the FSLN has
fulfilled its commitment to lead Nicaragua into becoming a
territory free of illiteracy,” said Lazo.
The Cuban official conveyed a message of
congratulations from Fidel, Raul and Cubans in general to the
Nicaraguan people and saluted compatriots who are working in
Nicaragua in different collaboration programs in the fields of
education and health, among others.
Lazo said: “We are absolutely convinced that
integration based in the principles of the Bolivarian Alliance
for the Peoples of the Americas (ALBA) is the most effective way
to face these threats.”
He thanked the Nicaraguan people, government and
in particular President Daniel Ortega for the expressions of
solidarity with Cuba in different international forums in favor
of the lifting of the US economic blockade against his country
and for the release of five Cuban antiterrorist fighters who
have been unfairly imprisoned in the US for more than a decade.