The duty to demand our right to live: Declaration of ICAP

Thursday, July 13, 2023

It is the duty of the people to demand from political leaders their right to live. When the lives of their species, their people and their loved ones are at such risk, no one should afford to be indifferent, nor should they waste a minute demanding respect for that right; tomorrow could be too late.
Fidel Castro Ruz, “Message against nuclear war”
October 15, 2010

As reported today by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Cuba (MINREX), a nuclear-powered submarine remained at the United States military base at Guantánamo Bay between 5 and 8 July.
In this enclave, located on legitimate Cuban soil and occupied against the will of our people 121 years ago, the United States government has created an illegal detention center where it commits crimes against humanity and repeatedly and systematically violates the human rights of the persons held there.
The Cuban Institute for Friendship with Peoples (ICAP), in its capacity as Regional Coordinator for the Americas and the Caribbean of the World Peace Council (WPC), adds its voice to the rejection of this provocation, which represents a threat not only to the peace and sovereignty of our country, but also to an entire region whose countries have signed the Declaration of Latin America and the Caribbean as a Zone of Peace.
We call on all pacifist individuals and organizations to express their support for this denunciation and demand respect for peace as the only guarantee for the survival of humanity. We also demand the return of the territory illegally occupied by the Northern Government in Guantánamo Province.
Cuba for peace!

Havana, 11 July 2023
Cuban Institute of Friendship with Peoples