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Brazilian parliament condemns attack on Cuban embassy in the US

Brazilian parliament condemns attack on Cuban embassy in the US

Brasilia, Apr 30 (Prensa Latina) The Brazil-Cuba Parliamentary Friendship Group strongly rejected the attack and US silence on the one-year anniversary of gunfire attack on Cuba's embassy in Washington.
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‘Without having given measures or satisfactions to the United States and international organizations, we express to national and international public opinion our rejection of the attack, as well as to the silence of the US authorities,’ the legislative body stated.

Made up of 65 deputies and 12 senators, the legislative body recalls that in the attack ’32 semi-automatic rifle rounds were fired at the embassy, putting the Cuban diplomatic mission safety at risk, as well as officials and relatives.’

According to the statement, signed by Brazil-Cuba Parliamentary Friendship Group President and Deputy Lídice da Mata, of Brazilian Socialist Party, Cuban government publicly recognized the professional and diligent conduct of the US police and secret service at the time of the attack.

However, it warned, it is ‘strange that the State Department has not so far issued an official public statement.’

Political analysts also pointed out that no federal agency has issued to date a public statement to condemn the incident, let along giving guarantees to foreign diplomatic community that a kind of action like that would not be repeated.

For the Parliamentary Group, it is ‘impossible to separate an event like this from the tightening of the illegal economic, commercial and financial US blockade imposed on Cuba for more than half a century, even falling back to unconventional measures during the Covid-19 pandemic.’

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