Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez on Monday denounced systematic human rights violations in the United States.
‘There are many and systematic murders, brutality and abuses by the police, particularly against African-Americans,’ said the Cuban foreign minister at a press conference in Viena, where he referred to the recent measures announced by U.S. President Donald Trump to tighten the economic, commercial and financial blockade of Cuba.
Rodriguez also mentioned the restrictions to the right to health care, the wage inequality against women, the lack of unionization, the repression against immigrants and refugees, including children and the separation of families, the marginalization of minorities and the discrimination against the Islamic religion and culture.
The Cuban diplomat pointed out that war crimes and assassinations of civilians are commonplace in the U.S. military aggressions and interventions, and described as brutal the prison sentences without a court’s ruling and the mass and systematic cases of torture committed in the Guantanamo Naval Base.
The head of Cuban diplomacy also referred to the measures that ban U.S. citizens from traveling to Cuba as tourists, which ‘restrict the civil liberties of citizens.’