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Cuban diplomat condemns consequences of hate speech

Havana, Mar 26 (Prensa Latina) The deputy director general for Latin America and the Caribbean at the Cuban Foreign Ministry, José Carlos Rodríguez, denounced today that incitement to hatred is not innocent and has consequences for nations.

Through his account in X, the diplomat assured that intolerant and extremist opinions are toxic and spread at full speed, poisoning society.

In this sense, he called to understand the deep meaning of a call from the United Nations Organization (UN) not to promulgate this scourge, entitled “Hate speech spreads around the world”.

The UN text stated that the narrative based on rancor promotes violence and intolerance and its effect is devastating; although, unfortunately, it is nothing new.

It warned that its scale and impact is now magnified by new communication technologies, and the Internet is one of the most common ways of spreading divisive rhetoric on a global scale, endangering peace around the world.

According to the appeal, the effects of hate speech cover numerous areas such as the protection of human rights, the prevention of heinous crimes for the maintenance of peace, the achievement of gender equality, and assistance to children and youth.

The UN also stressed that it is working to combat this phenomenon, as the fight against hatred, discrimination, racism and inequality is among its basic principles.

Cuba constantly suffers from hate speech, mainly by U.S.-based and U.S.-financed individuals who incite violence and destabilization, and try to discredit the achievements of the revolutionary process.

The hater-mongers dream of imperialist invasions and social explosions.

The most recent incident was last March 17, when authorities, “influencers” and U.S. media tried to magnify and label as anti-government the peaceful protests in Santiago de Cuba (east) due to the increase in blackouts and food shortages, mainly caused by Washington’s economic blockade. ef/abo/ro/mpp