Press advisory: Biden Administration believes it is fighting the war on drugs with the Cuban government, despite Havana’s record trafficking drugs and sponsoring terrorism

 Press advisory

Biden Administration believes it is fighting the war on drugs with the Cuban government, despite Havana’s record trafficking drugs and sponsoring terrorism

Manuel Noreiga and Fidel Castro

Contacts:: John Suarez (612) -367-6845 and Janisset Rivero (786)-208-6056

Washington, D.C., August 11, 2023. Center for a Free Cuba. U.S. journalist Andrea Mitchell on the MSNBC network said that the United States government is currently working together with the Cuban military dictatorship in the struggle against drug trafficking, in a comment published less than 24 hours ago on her twitter account, as a result of a report for MSNBC.

“U.S. and Cuba work together to fight drug trafficking, even as U.S.-Cuba relations remain frosty and Carlos F de Cossio tells me he doesn’t believe “there’s truly a willingness” on the part of the U.S. to improve other aspects of the relationship,” said Mitchell in her tweet (https://twitter.com/mitchellreports/status/1689731486658842624)

The involvement of the Cuban government in drug trafficking directed towards the United States dates back to the early 1960s. Numerous documentaries, US government documents, witness statements, and even concrete facts indicate that Havana has been and is an ally of the most powerful drug cartels in the region, has trained the Colombian narco-guerrillas, has created distribution networks through South and Central America, and provided sanctuary on the Island for drug traffickers fleeing US justice, as well as serving as a bridge for drug smuggling.

In 1982, Cuba was placed on the list of countries that sponsor terrorism after State Department officials reported that Cuba provided weapons to the M-19 terrorist group in exchange for facilitating drug smuggling into the United States. (https://www.everycrsreport.com/reports/RL32251.html).

In 2015, Leamsy Salazar, former head of security for the presidency in Venezuela, accused Diosdado Cabello of leading the “Cartel de los Soles”, according to his testimony, Cuba facilitated some of the illegal activities of the group and the state company Petróleos. of Venezuela (PDVSA) provided its planes to transport drugs and the proceeds of laundered money. Up to the present, the Cuban state continues its ties with the narco-state that is Venezuela and with the Colombian narco-guerrillas, who are now in power. (https://twitter.com/cubacenter/status/1689994290162810882)

“Having the Castro regime ‘work together’ with the U.S. “to fight drug trafficking” is the equivalent of the City of London Police ‘working together’ with Jack the Ripper to reduce knife violence,” said John Suárez in the Center for a Free Cuba’s twitter account.

(https://twitter.com/cubacenter/status/1689872842370760704)

The Center for a Free Cuba observes that given the overwhelming evidence of the Cuban government as both a facilitator and principal in trafficking narcotics to the United States, it is imprudent on the part of the Biden administration to seek a real collaboration with the regime in Havana.

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