Bolivian Senator Condemns US Hostility Against Cuba

La Paz, Apr 23 (Prensa Latina) – The vice president of the Chamber of Deputies of Bolivia, Gabriela Montaño, condemned the current hostile U.S. policy against Cuba and described what occurred with Zunzuneo, a project aimed at strengthening civil disobedience in the island, as very dangerous.

In exclusive statements to Prensa Latina, the also president of the International Policy Committee of the Senate, recalled that Zunzuneo “is one of the actions carried out by the U.S. empire to interfere in our countries, and one of the hundreds of actions against the Cuban people”.

“There have been hundreds of actions against the island and the network Zunzuneo seems very dangerous to us, firstly because it is something absolutely recognized by the U.S. government, which admitted financing by American taxpayers in those actions”, she said.

Montaño also criticized “that the U.S. government tries to brainwash younger generations, because this area of social networks has great participation of youth, of new generations”.

“In the case of Cuba, there are whole generations who have not experienced lack of education, health, or basic services, who have not lived to be anyone’s backyard, and have always lived with dignity, sovereignty, and therefore to try to brainwash such young people is disgusting”.

She praised the stance by Bolivian President Evo Morales to expel from the country the U.S.Agency for International Development (USAID), which promoted Zunzuneo in Cuba.

Finally, she stated that “what the United States will never understand is that we do not need it to build and strengthen our democracy. And the farther away it remains, the better”.

Zunzuneo was a social network similar to Twitter, created secretly by the USAID, and mounted on the Cuban cell telephone network in an attempt to influence the island’s youth.