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Old 8th May 2020, 01:22 PM   #721
dann
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The shooter may be a paranoid schizophrenic, but apparently Cuba has received no official information yet and sees the incident in the light of the general hostile attitude of the U.S. government.
I also wonder about the impact that the accusations against Cuba of having 'attacked' U.S. diplomats in Havana may have had on the perpetrator.

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Prensa Latina: Minister Bruno Rodríguez in his remarks to the press that same day, said that certain individuals can feel driven to execute such acts within the context of aggressive anti-Cuban rhetoric. What is your opinion about that?
Ambassaor Cabañas: History is witness to that. If you take the date of occurrence of similar events in the past and compare it with the state of the bilateral relations at that moment, you will find that attacks against our embassies and staff took place precisely when the attitude of the United States was most hostile toward Cuba.
The assailants are not only politically driven, they also feel that the moment is opportune and that they can have certain immunity.
When you see every day, absolutely every day, high-level officials of the U.S. government attacking Cuba, reinforcing the blockade, even as we are all battling COVID-19 and the U.S. officials gruesomely and immorally attack our brigades and medical doctors, well, this verbal terrorism only lacked armed terrorism and it happened.
What happened? Jose Ramon Cabañas, Cuban ambassador in Washington, tells Prensa Latina (Granma.cu, May 6, 2020)

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Mara Tekach, chargé d'affaires of the United States Embassy in Havana, is the only official who has made any kind of statement regretting the incident that Cuba described as a serious terrorist attack.
However, neither the US Department of States nor the Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo, have even made a formal public condemnation, ambassador Cabañas warned in an interview with Prensa Latina.
Instead, Pompeo, referring to Cuba a day after the attack, spoke out against Cuban medical brigades that provide assistance to dozens of countries in the world, the diplomat emphasized.
U.S. congressmen condemn armed attack on Cuban embassy (CubaSi, May 8, 2020)
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