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Convening at the 14th State Meeting of Solidarity with Cuba in the northern region of the Basque Country in Spain, over 66 solidarity organizations named the newspaper El País as the “biggest liar” in a resolution that was adopted by all.
The groups also argued that “not even the injection of capital from foreign investment groups” can help El Pais recover from the multiple scandals associated with the outlet, which has had adverse effects on its readership and image.
The resolution adopted by the solidarity groups also reprimanded El Pais for supporting the right-wing opposition in Venezuela, as well as interventions by NATO.
“In short … very friendly to the enemies of the people,” the groups declared.
They plan to send their message to the director of El Pais, Antonio Caño, who they argue has been responsible for the outlet’s neoliberal drift since 2014.
The solidarity movement with Cuba will also send its resolution to other entities that they say share the same interests and ideology as El Pais, which align with the interests of powerful governments and coup-mongers in the region.
The 14 State Meeting of Solidarity with Cuba began Saturday, with organizations gathering to analyze the consequences of the U.S. blockade of the Caribbean country, among other issues.
‘The focus of dialogue and cooperation should prevail to promote all human rights everywhere in the world equally,’ Pedro Luis Pedroso, ambassador of the Caribbean country, said speaking at the 35th regular session of the Human Rights Council.
The Cuban diplomat expressed confidence that ‘the principles of impartiality and objectivity prevail in the discharge of the mandate of the High Commissioner.’
According to experts from the International Labor Organization (ILO), the analysis should make an important contribution to discussions on migration on a global scale, with trends towards disorderly growth in precarious conditions.
ILO estimates indicate that nearly 73 percent of the 206.6 million migrants of working age (over 15) are workers, and about 44 percent of the total are women.
The two-day event, which ends today, drew more than 200 executives from 20 countries, most of them from the United States.
SAHIC president, Arturo Garcia, stated that this country could become second as tourist destination in Latin America.
Presided by Barbadian Foreign Minister Maxine McClean, the attendants to the event will debate some topics of regional interest, as part of an agenda centered in the challenges of diplomacy for the changing international panorama.
This is the XIX High Level Meeting of the Coordination and Cooperation Mechanism of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC) and the EU on the subject.
Speaking at the meeting of WTO chiefs of delegations, Havana’s ambassador to the UN in Geneva, Pedro Luis Pedroso, expressed his intention to continue working actively and constructively towards the meeting scheduled for late 2017 in the Argentinean capital.
The biennial gathering will take place from September 26-30 this year. Holguin, in the eastern region of Cuba and other provinces nationwide, are increasingly focused on a viable and sustainable eco tourism model, based on environmental protection and conservation.