Díaz-Canel is in the United States to address the United Nations General Assembly last Tuesday. He spent most of the speech condemning the United States and announced that Cuba would seek re-election to the Human Rights Council. Like Cuba, 70 percent of the current makeup of the Council is anti-American, authoritarian regimes that routinely violate the rights of their citizens.
Díaz-Canel boasted of the celebrations in his honor in New York through his social media accounts, while the official newspaper of the Communist Party of Cuba, Granma, and state organs such as the website “CubaDebate” declared that a “growing harmony” was developing between the communist regime and the American consciousness.
“Our peoples will continue communicating; our peoples will keep sharing the best of their traditions, their essences, their roots, their histories, and their cultures,” Díaz-Canel reportedly proclaimed, “and thus our peoples will become happier.”
Díaz-Canel – whose regime regularly imprisons both children and adults for their suspected beliefs and tortures all its political prisoners — hosted “artists, intellectuals, philanthropists, businesspeople, and attorneys,” at Cuba’s permanent mission at the United Nations.
Among those identified as attending the events were Mark J. Spalding, the head of the Ocean Foundation; Valerie Miller, representing the Cuba Oceans Program; Vashti Murphy McKenzie, the head of the National Council of Churches of Christ in the United States, and unnamed alleged scientists and “creators.”
“And in that moment,” CubaDebate dramatically narrated, “in which all united around the human fire, arrived American actor Danny Glover, an impassioned friend of Cuba.”
Díaz-Canel personally thanked Glover on Twitter: “The beloved Danny Glover, to whom we owe so much for his unconditional solidarity, couldn’t miss it,” the Castro regime representative celebrated.
When you’re honored as “beloved” by the dictator of a violently repressive Communist regime, it’s time to rethink your political activism.