When addressing hundreds of militants, he expressed his “absolute solidarity with the Cuban people and the Communist Party of Cuba” and demanded the cessation of all measures that threaten the integrity and freedom to choose their own destiny.
Canessa denounced the role of the Uruguayan government “as a spearhead of campaigns against self-determination” of the Caribbean country and of those who “want to give us a lesson of democracy while promoting and supporting the destabilizing measures that Yankee imperialism and its employees carry out against Cuba”.
He pointed out they are “the same who stand for (in Uruguay) the Bill of Urgent Consideration, which, among other things, attacks the right to go on a strike, freedom of expression and assembly, increases the time that a person can be detained by the Police without notify the Prosecutor’s Office”.
For her part, Mariana Arias, secretary general of the Union of Communist Youth, stated earlier that “the Government not only plays internally in the removal of our rights and against the people, it also does it externally with its ‘sepoyism’ and favors to imperialism”.
Arias reiterated that the left of his country will maintain the defense of the Cuban Revolution and praised Cuba as “a beacon for the peoples, an example of sovereignty, of self-determination, and we will not let anyone threaten the Cuban people”.