Colombia: Response to a malevolent infamy against Cuba and Venezuela
Radio Martí Noticia, well-known agency financed by the US government since the time of Ronald Reagan, created and guided by the CIA to develop campaigns against the Cuban Revolution, its leaders and now against Venezuela, published an article attacking Cuba and Venezuela, By noting that the embassies of these two nations in Colombia carry out intelligence activities and that some media outlets in South Florida have spoken about it. It is from Perogrullo to point out that behind this media campaign is the CIA with the complicity of the Colombian far right.
This reality show, mounted as a smoke screen anticipating the scandal that would produce the complaint against former President Álvaro Uribe Vélez, who on May 25 made the New York Times, the newspaper reports that "cables describe meetings between 1992 and 1995 of US officials and Uribe Vélez. One of them says that in 1993 the US embassy met with Luis Guillermo Velez Trujillo, then senator of the Liberal Party. The politician complained that the Ochoa Vásquez family, an important Colombian clan linked to the Medellín Cartel, "had financed" Uribe's political campaigns.
It is curious that "at the beginning of May, the senator and former Colombian President Álvaro Uribe reported that the National Intelligence Agency of Colombia had delivered reports" about a possible attack against me, in which local and foreign criminals would be involved. " Uribe's information was corroborated by the Minister of the Interior, Guillermo Rivera.
Meanwhile, Radio Martí says that in an interview with "RCN Radio, former President Andrés Pastrana had urged the government of Juan Manuel Santos to say" whether or not there is a plan with foreign interference on the part of the Governments of Venezuela and Cuba to assassinate former President Uribe. "
The reckless declaration of Pastrana in RCN may suppose that behind this show, there is the Colombian extreme right and the intelligence agencies specialized in making news, mounted on falsehoods, actions in which the CIA is an expert, but surely with bad intentions and plans against Venezuela that can not be ruled out, if one takes into account the aggressiveness that exists from Colombia against the government of President Nicolás Maduro, which the Colombian government considers illegitimate.
The conspiratorial actions and the declaration of illegitimacy of elections in Venezuela, by the Secretary General of the OAS and supported by the Lima Group and the European Union, demonstrate that the United States continues to maintain the so-called Master Plan with the objective of intervening militarily , under the shield of a "humanitarian intervention" and of which the Colombian Government is no stranger to be part of the Lima Group.
Another objective of this media campaign is to damage the necessary unity, within the diversity, of the countries of Latin America and the Caribbean, especially CELAC, which has proclaimed our region as a zone of peace, a dark purpose that only favors the American imperialism.
The article of Radio Martí affirms that the Cuban ambassador and two other diplomatic officers are Cuban intelligence officers and that the rest of the Cuban diplomatic mission in Bogotá 19 in total, are engaged in intelligence activities, a liar and reckless information, because in the end it harms the government of Dr. Santos Calderón, his current security agencies, and puts the foreign ministry in charge of the trial that granted the Cuban ambassador the approval. It also discloses a wealth of information about Cuban officials and former Cuban diplomatic officials, including biographical information, addresses of their homes in Cuba and dates back to past decades and the 1980s.
The question is: who provided this information to Radio Martí ?, some of them very private, who is the one that develops intelligence actions in Colombia ?: Cuba or the well-known US intelligence agencies that work in the search for information about Cubans and other agencies that apparently pay information to the Colombian far right.
It must be expected that the Government of Colombia will respond to this infamy harshly and forcefully, because it is a campaign that can tarnish the normal and good relations, between the two countries, Cuba, is dedicated in Bogota to work in strengthening its bilateral relations in the cultural field , commercial, educational, technical, diplomatic, consular, and has been a factor of support and help in the solution of the social and armed conflict in Colombia, the dialogues of Havana between the Government and the FARC-EP (2012 to 2016) it shows it. It was also during the government of Andrés Pastrana, when he was part of the 10 facilitating countries in the dialogues with the FARC-EP and in the Group of Five countries in the talks with the ELN (1999 to 2002). And in 2006-07, based in Cuba, the dialogues with the ELN at the request of President Álvaro Uribe Vélez.
This without counting on the support that was offered to the government of Julio Cesar Turbay Ayala, and at the request of said president and the very influential management of the Cuban ambassador Fernando Ravelo Renedo, the crisis could be solved by the taking of hostages of the Republic embassy Dominican by the M-19 on February 27, 1980 and many lives were saved, including those of the ambassadors of the United States, the Vatican, Brazil, Israel, Mexico, Venezuela, Switzerland, Austria among other diplomatic and consular representations. And the solution and release of Juan Carlos Gaviria, brother of former President César Gaviria retained by an already dissolved organization known as JEGA. These are, among others, Cuba's action in favor of peaceful solutions and in search of peace in that sister country.
Paradoxically, one of the governments most benefited with the support of Cuba to solve the complex international situation in which the government of Álvaro Uribe Vélez was involved, was the kidnapping in Venezuelan territory of Rodrigo Granda, which caused a great conflict between both nations, it was the mediation of President Fidel Castro, between the Chavez and Uribe presidents, which finally solved this serious violation of the Colombian Government.
The acceptance of Cuba in 2006 and 2007 of the dialogues of the ELN and the Government of Uribe Vélez, when at the request of Mexico the dialogues could not continue in the Aztec country. And currently, and at the request of the government of President Santos, these dialogues are being held in Havana with him ELN, when the Ecuadorian government decided not to continue offering its territory as headquarters.
This is the well-deserved response to a malevolent infamy against Cuba and Venezuela.