They celebrate in New York act of solidarity with Cuba. Photo: Alejandro Azcuy.

The president of Cuba, Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez, participated this Saturday in New York City in an act of solidarity with that nation and with Venezuela, organized by US solidarity movements.

Addressing the hundreds of participants in the evening, the head of state told them that Cuba and Venezuela will win thanks to the heroism of their peoples and the support of solidarity movements in the United States and around the world.

We are fighting for a better world that is possible, said Díaz-Canel, who highlighted the value of solidarity for the peoples of both nations, immersed in the tasks of development amid the aggressiveness of the White House.

"Thank you for accompanying the struggle of the Cuban people against the blockade of the U.S. government," he said, while thanking the support they provided to Cuba when they wanted to isolate it on the occasion of the Summit of the Americas, as well as the systematic actions they carry out against the economic, commercial and financial blockade imposed by Washington.

He recalled that the first day of this visit to the United Nations paid tribute to leader Malcolm X, who opened the doors of the New York neighborhood of Harlem to Fidel Castro when he traveled to the debates of the General Assembly of the United Nations in 1960. He said that the meeting between the two was born a friendship that, six decades later, strengthens ties between Cuba and the American people.

He said that Cuba spoke before the United Nations in its capacity as president pro tempore of the G77 + China. We speak for the countries of the South, of their successes and challenges in the struggle for development and justice, he said.

He criticized the current economic model, which guarantees lavish living conditions for a minority at the expense of keeping most of the world in the midst of deprivation of all kinds, with shortages of food, employment, health services and other difficulties that are a consequence of underdevelopment.
He said that the nations of the South are the first victims of climate change.

He defended that peoples have the right to choose their destiny without foreign interference or impositions; right to their natural resources, which cannot continue to be the patrimony of multinationals.

He said that peoples also have the right to identify and reject alienating cultural patterns that other nations wish to impose on them through the media, patterns that constitute new forms of colonization and seek to demobilize.

They celebrate in New York act of solidarity with Cuba. Photo: Alejandro Azcuy.

They celebrate in New York act of solidarity with Cuba. Photo: Alejandro Azcuy.

(With information from Telesur)