Rafael Correa Criticizes at the OAS Imprisonment of Cuban
HAVANA, Cuba, June 4 (ACN)—Ecuadorian
President Rafael Correa, criticized at the 42nd General
Assembly of the Organization of American States (OAS) under
way in Cochabamba, Bolivia, the unfair imprisonment of five
Cubans in US jails.
Correa denounced the double
standard the continent lives at the time of establishing
justice, and gave as an example the unfair sentences given
to Cubans Gerardo Hernandez, Fernando Gonzalez, Ramon
Labañino, Antonio Guerrero and Rene Gonzalez for defending
their country against terrorism.
The head of state referred to the silence maintained on
their situation by the media outlets at the service of the
Right, in spite of the international demand for their
Also, Correa criticized the unjust economic, financial and
commercial blockade maintained by the US on Cuba for over 50
years now, adding that he deplored the stance of the
mainstream media, which silence what our peoples do.
Correa, who left the plenary meeting shortly after, received
a huge round of applause at the end of his speech, in which
he dealt with important topics of the hemisphere’s reality
and the changes that are necessary to carry out to achieve
equality among peoples and countries.