"As long as Cuba is a dictatorship, persecuting, torturing, and silencing its people and teaching others to persecute, to assassinate, to torture and to silence, we cannot have a hemisphere lacking of bad habits that affect freedom, democracy and peace”.
Today while Russia could not effectively compete in the military and political dimension with either the US or China, it can certainly look at them at the eye in cyber space. Cyber power includes computer network exploitation (CNE) or the ability to use IT ( information technologies) to spy on another nation’s information technologies.
Trump Administration Has Taken Important Steps on Cuba, Venezuela and Nicaragua But Must Upgrade Sanctions
The Cuban model is a stubborn system that conducts brutal repression, and does not care about legitimacy or the well-being of civil society. The regime seeks to stay in power at any price. This model endangers regional democracy as it uses elections to thereafter transform the country into a dictatorship. This has taken place in Venezuela and in Nicaragua and very well could happen again elsewhere in the region. What the Trump Administration is doing has tremendous importance and it would be highly significant and meaningful if the international community were to join these efforts now.
Elections where human rights and basic individual freedoms are violated, with politically persecuted, imprisoned, or exiled, where there is no freedom of the press, where voters’ registration and information are manipulated wherein there is no “Rule of Law” and the “separation and independence of the branches of government” is inexistent. These are not elections, it is fraud, it is organized crime in action.
Governments may be overthrown, but systems of ideas of government are never completely replaced resulting in philosophically hybrid regimes. New governments are never completely detached from the past. Such is the organic history of ideas.
The right to “the supreme recourse of rebellion against tyranny and oppression” is a natural and legal right. When a government violates the rights of the people, insurrection is, for the people and for each of its sectors, the most sacred of rights and the most indispensable of duties”.
La Cuba de los Castro es el origen de todos los desórdenes políticos de América Latina y así había sido desde 1959. Su modelo era el enérgico macedonio que construyó muy rápidamente uno de los mayores imperios de la historia. No creo que falte mucho tiempo antes de que el sistema y el gobierno comiencen a desmoronarse. Tal vez tendrán que desaparecer Raúl Castro y la generación del Moncada. Ya todos andan cerca de los noventa años. De manera que, al menos para la oposición, "la luta continua".
Transparency has long been a scarce commodity in public life. Technological change has placed this virtue at the center of any healthy and enduring leadership. Today however, cyberspace is a dimension where everyone sees everyone else as they are with their virtues and their flaws.
Paradoxically, as president, he advocated among his Latin American colleagues for the establishment of hemispheric caucus that would promote growth and act as crises muffler. The presence of the Group 20 in Latin America in a way was a tribute to the most strategic mind to live at the White House since president Jefferson.
La celebración de "elecciones periódicas, libres, justas y basadas en el sufragio universal y secreto como expresión de la soberanía del Pueblo" es elemento esencial de la Democracia, que solo es posible si concurre con el "respeto a los derechos humanos y libertades fundamentales", el "estado de derecho", un "régimen plural de partidos y organizaciones políticas", y la "separación e independencia de los poderes públicos".