The Mexican president calls Cuba an “example” and wants to replace OAS


Mexico City (AP) — President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said on Saturday that Cuba is an “example of resistance” and suggested that the entire country should be designated as a World Heritage Site.

While much of Cuba appears to be technically deadlocked in the middle of the last century, Lopez Obrador did not seem to be ironically speaking when proposing a World Heritage designation.

Mexican leaders have praised Cuba’s ability to combat US hostility since 1959. Lopez Obrador did not mention the recent street protests that were severely suppressed by the Cuban government.

Lopez Obrador has said in the past that it should oppose and end US sanctions that restrict trade with the island.

Lopez Obrador also said the Organization of American States “should be replaced by a truly autonomous organization that is not lazy.”

Mexico is openly opposed to OAS leadership in its role in the political landscape of countries like Bolivia.

Lopez Obrador is a ceremony attended by the Cuban Foreign Minister on Saturday to celebrate Simon Bolivar’s 238th birthday, which led the fight to free some South American countries from Spanish rule in the early 1800s. talked.

The Mexican government said it would send two naval vessels to Cuba on Sunday with food and medical assistance.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs said the ship would carry oxygen cylinders, needles, syringes, and basic food items such as rice and beans.

The announcement was made on Thursday. On the same day, the US government tightened sanctions on some Cuban officials after violently quelling rare field protests earlier this month. The new sanctions cover Cuban officials and a special brigade of the US government stating that they were involved in human rights abuses during a government crackdown.