Statement from Josefina Vidal
Ferreiro, head of the Foreign Ministry’s U.S.
has been acknowledged worldwide for its exemplary
undertakings to protect children, young adults and
women. It is not a source, transit or destination
country for person trafficking.
However, in another action intended to discredit the
country and justify its anti-Cuba policy –
universally rejected – the U.S. government has once
again arbitrarily and maliciously included our
country in the worst of the categories contained in
the State Department Trafficking in Persons Report.
does harm children, young adults, women and the
entire Cuban people is the United States blockade.
energetically rejects this defamation and demands an
end to this shameful designation for once and for
United States has no moral standing whatsoever to
make a case of Cuba when the American government
itself has been obliged to admit that it is a
country of origin, transit and destination of men,
women and children, nationals and foreigners,
subjected to forced labor, slavery, servitude and
Havana, June 19, 2013.