In a footage posted on Internet, Carlos Lazo -coordinator of Bridges of Love project- called for good politics, talk, reconstruction, and peace as the only avenues for US-Cuba relations.
Lazo recalled, at the same time, that in 1960 the then Undersecretary of State Lester Mallory made clear Washington’s purpose to subvert Cuba´s social order.
Lester Mallory wrote down on a secret memo that the only foreseeable avenue to reduce support for the Cuban government was through disenchantment and dissatisfaction arising from economic plights and shortages, he stressed.
That over 60-year ‘macabre formula’ strategy remains unchanged, the Cuban-American professor stressed, who also warned that the measures adopted by former President Donald Trump (2017-2021) were aimed to it: to drive Cubans to despair.
Lazo wondered if those who goad Cubans (from Miami) on taking to the streets will be there leading the protests or if those who, from far away from a cell phone, foster riots will be there to offer their lives.
Only those who have never seen a child tear apart by a bomb can long for violence and confrontation, Lazo stated.
For such a reason, we will go on arguing for relationships of respect and collaboration, against sanctions causing hunger and despair, he stressed.