THE Ministry of Foreign Affairs has proceeded to withdraw its diplomatic personnel in Libya, where foreign intervention and the NATO military aggression have intensified the conflict and have prevented the Libyan people from advancing towards a negotiated and peaceful solution in the full exercise of their self-determination.
United States Seeks to Undermine South American Unity
QUITO, August 9.— The possibility that the United States may use seven military bases in Colombia is an attempt to undermine South American integration, said Venezuelan Foreign Minister Nicolás Maduro in the framework of a meeting of the foreign ministers of the Union of South American Nations (UNASUR), the AP reported.
Earlier, Ecuadorian Foreign Minister Fander Falconi had agreed with his Venezuelan counterpart saying that the fact that US military forces have bases of operation in Colombia is a destabilizing factor for the region, and that a crazy arms race shouldn’t be the answer, reported the El Universo newspaper on Sunday.
Maduro said that these military bases in Colombia are part of a plan designed to transform South America into an unstable region.
Although the Venezuelan foreign minister didn’t say if the final declaration would make reference to Colombia, he said that UNASUR is the body that should take care of this problem.
The foreign ministers of the 12 countries that comprise the UNASUR are meeting to finalize the declaration that the heads of States of their countries are to sign at the ceremony in which Chile will hand over the pro tempore chairmanship of this international body.
HAVANA, June 28 (PL). — Cuba today urged international organizations and Honduran public opinion to condemn the coup d’état
taking place in that Central American country. Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodríguez Parrilla called on the United Nations,
the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM), the Rio Group and the Permanent Council of the Organization of American States (OAS)
to demand respect for constitutional guarantees in Honduras. Cuba considers the coup d’état taking place in that country to
be brutal and criminal, and demands the restoration to office of President Manuel Zelaya, and demands guaranteed protection
of the life of Foreign Minister Patricia Rodas.
STATEMENT BY THE MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS
On 3rd September last, at 4:45 P.M., the Assistant Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere Affairs, Thomas Shannon, delivered to the Head of the Interest Section of Cuba in Washington, Note Nº 646, which states “its deepest regret for the destruction caused by hurricane Gustav” and affirms that the United States would be prepared to “offer immediate and initial humanitarian assistance of relief supplies to the Cuban people through an appropriate international relief organization”.
Press conference offered by Felipe Pérez Roque, Minister of Foreign Relations, to the Cuban and foreign press
Ministry of Foreign Relations
May 22, 2008
“Year 50 of the Revolution”
Stenography Team – Council of State
Carina Soto (Moderator): Good morning.
We welcome you to this press conference, offered by the Minister of Foreign Relations of the Republic of Cuba, comrade Felipe Pérez Roque.
Minister, with us today are the representatives of all Cuban newspapers and a significant number of representatives of the foreign press accredited in Cuba, 83 correspondents from 59 newspapers from 22 countries. This press conference is also being broadcasted live on Cubavisión Internacional and Radio-Habana Cuba.
Minister, you have the floor.
On April 22 last, the Government of the United States issued a press release which was distributed by its Interest Section in Havana in which it “deplores” the immediate and spontaneous reaction by our people against the gross and shameless provocation that a handful of counterrevolutionary individuals attempted to orchestrate the day before at the Revolution Square.
Complete text of speech
The HRC should respect objectivity, impartiality and non-selectiveness
• Statement by Felipe Pérez Roque, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Cuba at the High Level Segment of the Seventh Session of the Human Rights Council. Geneva, March 3, 2008
I am speaking on behalf of Cuba, the country who is suffering under the longest and cruellest blockade known to history; the small rebel country which is threatened with “a change of regime”, never to be forgiven its noble spirit and integrity.