Miguel Barnet, President of the National Union of Writers and Artists of Cuba (UNEAC), describes Donald Trump's attitude against Cuba as a disease, very distant from the positions of the American people.
I think there is a serious patient who has a paranoia and an Ezquizophrenic attitude towards Cuba: that's the way the North American administrations act, they have nothing to do with the people of this country, Barnet told Prensa Latina in an exclusive interview.
We are suffering all that and more now that it branches off with the situation in Venezuela and they blame us for encouraging a supposed dictatorship, which is not so, because President Nicolas Maduro won elections extensively, he stressed.
There has been a historically great disagreement between the United States and Cuba, a difficult relationship, with great tension, he added.
Besides, the U.S. blockade against Cuba is maintained and intensified, 'so that the distension existing during the presidential term of Barack Obama was reversed and everything collapsed like a house of cards.'
Trump administration imposes laws that are not effect, but puts them back in action, he said regarding Tittle III of Helms Burton Act, 'which is somewhat absurd and illegal and also criminal.'
It makes no sense that after 60 years, Washington asks to be given companies, properties, houses, that we cannot negotiate with American companies, that is something totally absurd, Barnet noted.
Barnet is attending these days several debates at UN as part of the Commission on the Status of Women. UNEAC is recognized as a non-governmental organization with consultative status at the United Nations Economic and Social Council.
He also attended a lecture at the St. John's University, in Queens, on the racial issue in Cuba, a relevance and priority matter in the political agenda of Cuba, as the prestigious intellectual author of books such as 'The Biography of a Runaway Slave' and 'Rachel's Song' stressed.