The US media war against Cuba and other countries seeks to prepare subjective conditions to justify and intervention, warned Bolivian lawyer, researcher, journalist and politician Hugo Moldiz.
In an interview with Prensa Latina, Moldiz talks about the use of social networks and the media to attack governments, the campaign to impose a “humanitarian corridor” over Cuba and the complicity of the OAS with the US strategy for the region, among other issues.
“The United States is developing the concept of a full scale and permanent war against Cuba, Venezuela, Nicaragua and other countries, and one of its components is unconventional media warfare, in which the mind becomes the battlefield”, he claims.
“It is – he says – the outpost, the spearhead where the subjective conditions are being prepared within the country that is going to intervene.”
According to Moldiz, the 11 July riots in Cuba were part of an interventionist plan, but similar to 1961 when the Bay of Pigs Invasion took place, the people have once again shown that they can defeat the counterrevolution.
Hugo Moldiz condemns the campaigns promoting a so-called humanitarian corridor through the hashtags #SOSCuba and #SOSMatanzas, and the statements made by US President Joe Biden who described Cuba as a failed state.
He explains that we all know that the proposal of a humanitarian corridor “is actually part of a political-military strategy of intervention.
This has been a constant throughout US history in Latin America and the world. US foreign policy tends not to vary that much in this regard.”
For the Bolivian politician “the United States don’t believe in the balance of power, as former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger himself acknowledged in his book, “Diplomacy”, and to the extent that they do not believe in this, that they think they are the masters and owners of Latin America and the Caribbean”.
Molidz was Minister of Government of Bolivia in 2015, and after the coup d’état against President Evo Morales in November 2019 he was forced to seek asylum at the Mexican embassy in La Paz, where he remained for a year along with several officials who were denied safe passage to leave the country by the de facto regime.
In his talk with Prensa Latina, he reflected upon Mexican President’s, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, recent statements who proposed replacing the Organisation of American States (OAS) with an autonomous body, not a lackey of anyone.
“What President López Obrador has proposed is a Latin American desire. The OAS has proven to be completely inefficient and above all an accomplice to the US strategy for the continent”, he stated.
He then mentioned the OAS’s support for governments of national security doctrine in the 1960s and 1970s and its involvement in the US invasions of Panama, the Dominican Republic and Grenada, as well as the British attack on Argentina in the Falkland Islands.
Therefore, he believes that, given this scenario, it is necessary to strengthen the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (Celac) as a regional space without the presence of Canada or the US.
He believes it is necessary to replace the OAS with an autonomous body that respects the principle of non-intervention, non-interference and self-determination of peoples, and that carries out and emancipatory inclusion rather than subordination. (PL)