The National Association of Small Farmers (ANAP), on behalf of Cuban campesinos and their families, resolutely supports the statement of our Revolutionary Government, in response to the speech by the President of the United States, Donald Trump, on June 16, which goes back to the Cold War period, characterized by its interventionist, rhetorical, manipulative and out of context content.
In this show, he was accompanied by the most recalcitrant Cuban-American counterrevolutionaries, renowned Miami mafia terrorists, thieves, political intriguers, the uninformed and reactionary, who do not represent the majority of U.S. citizens or the Cuban community in that country.
The measures contemplated in the directive “National Security Presidential Memorandum on Strengthening the Policy of the United States Toward Cuba,” constitute a setback in the modest advances made by the Obama administration, that harm both the American people and our own.
As the Cuban government’s statement expresses, President Trump’s announcement contradicts the majority support of U.S. public opinion, including that of Cuban émigrés in that country, for the total lifting of the blockade and normal relations between Cuba and the United States.
It is necessary to remind President Trump and that audience of Miami that Cuban campesinos begin to be free from January 1, 1959, and that we will never return to the past.
For campesino families, the work of the Cuban Revolution has meant the development of an Agrarian Program that dignified our countryside, granted ownership of land to its true owners, brought the advances of science and technology to agriculture, granted credits to finance production, a stable market for products, ensured the right to education, health, sports, access to culture and most importantly: it gave us independence and dignity, which only a free and sovereign country like ours can offer.
Every imperialist maneuver and aggression is destined to fail; our response is to contribute more to our economic, political and social development in all circumstances and conditions. We will continue to contribute with infinite loyalty to the success of the process of updating the Cuban economic model, the fight against the blockade, promoting savings, efficiency and care for the environment.
Mr. Trump: in Cuba there will never be a retreat, we will never give in, history has shown that in the worst situations we have overcome all obstacles and we have achieved victory! We have as an indestructible weapon our unity, the legacy of our heroes and martyrs of the homeland, the thoughts and ideas of Martí and Fidel, with the firm decision to continue forever defending the Revolution.
Cuban campesinos ratify our readiness to face with optimism and confidence the present and the future of the homeland, in alliance with the working class, maintaining our conquests and the right to choose our own destiny.
Each ANAP grassroots organization in cooperatives constitutes a firm bastion in defense of a free, sovereign, anti-imperialist and solidary Cuba. Under the leadership of Raúl and our only Party, we reaffirm with Fidel: We will set forth on the march and we will perfect what we need to perfect, with the utmost loyalty and forces united, just as Martí, Maceo and Gómez did, in an unstoppable march.