Truth and reason
SINCE last July 22, more than 900
news items have been published and 12,000 messages
posted on internet news websites concerning the
regrettable road traffic accident which took place
in the afternoon of that day, in which two Cuban
citizens died and a Spaniard and a Swede were
Only the most vociferous members of
the pro-annexation Miami mafia accused Cuba of
having planned a political murder.
The Republican candidate in the
United States, the U.S. State Department and,
curiously, the spokesperson for the Chilean
Presidency, were among the fistful of defamers
calling for "a transparent investigation."
The Ministry of the Interior
informative note, published on July 27, refuted the
infamous insinuation, with incontestable statements
from police experts and witnesses of the accident,
including the two foreigners involved in the tragic
The impeccable history of a
Revolution which triumphed and has been defended for
half a century without a single extra-judicial
execution, without any disappeared, tortured or
kidnapped persons, or a single act of terrorism, is
It is not Cuba, but the United
States which holds a shameful record in terms of
political killings and extra-judicial executions,
including those by drone aircraft; kidnappings;
torture in concentration camps such as the illegal
Guantánamo Naval Base; and the arbitrary and racist
implementation of the death penalty in prisons; plus
crimes against innocent civilians in Iraq,
Afghanistan, Pakistan and other nations.
Everyone is aware of the
participation of certain NATO European allies in
these acts, in particular the kidnapping of citizens
of other states, CIA secret flights, secret prisons
in Europe and the intervention of NATO personnel in
acts of torture.
For their part, the corporate media
monopolies which traditionally defame Cuba focused
on extolling the alleged "freedom fighters," with no
respect for ethical limits or the death of human
beings, regrettable in any circumstances.
The truth will prevail: despite
censure and manipulation, it is well known that in
Cuba, members of the counterrevolution have always
been mercenaries. They are common agents paid,
supplied and instructed by the government of the
United States and its allies, betraying their
country for money.
Some of them, without the least
notion of decorum, created a macabre spectacle for
the foreign press by halting the funeral cortege of
one of the victims of the accident. The rapid and
energetic response of the people obliged the
Revolutionary National Police to remove them.
However, they were not charged and returned to their
homes a few hours later.
But the most interesting aspect of
the excessive international press coverage of the
accident is that few have investigated what the two
injured foreign politicians were doing in Cuba.
The driver of the vehicle was Ángel
Carromero Barrios, not exactly one of the many
Spanish tourists who enjoy the warm hospitality of
our country. He is deputy general secretary of
Nuevas Generaciones, the youth wing of Spain’s
Partido Popular (PP) and close to notorious anti-Cubans
ex-President José María Aznar and Esperanza Aguirre,
president of the Madrid Community.
The other passenger was Jens Aron
Modig, leader of the Swedish Christian Democrat
Party, which emulates the ultra-conservative U.S.
Tea Party, and president of its Youth League, which
has links with the International Republican
Institute (IRI) among other anti-Cuban organizations,
including right-wing Nordic groups.
They entered Cuba on July 19 with
tourist visas and, violating this status,
surreptitiously involved themselves in political
activities against the constitutional order.
They were not acting on their own
initiative, but as part of an operation organized by
Anikka Rigo, head of the Foreign Relations Section
of the Swedish Christian Democrat Party, to bring
financing to the miniscule counterrevolutionary
Christian Liberation Movement headed by Oswaldo Payá,
one of the two Cubans who died in the accident, and
to offer advice on the constitution of an associated
With this objective in mind, PP
Deputy Pablo Casado Blanco, president of Nuevas
Generaciones, member of the PP Regional Executive
Committee and a former adviser to Aznar, had
instructed Carromero to contact Spaniard Cayetana
Muriel Aguado, resident in Sweden and also a member
of the Swedish Christian Democrat Party, from whom
he received instructions, the money to be handed
over and a cellular phone programmed with the
Subsequently, Carromero contacted
Modig through Facebook and they met in a Madrid
Modig had already visited Cuba in
2009 for similar reasons, under instructions from
Víctor Olmedo Capdepon, a Swedish Christian Democrat
Party leader and editor in chief of the
counterrevolutionary La Primavera de Cuba
(Cuba’s Spring), financed by the Swedish Christian
Democrat International Center.
Having handed over the money and
assessed the creation of a youth group, they were
driving to Santiago de Cuba on a similar mission
when the accident occurred.
The two foreign citizens received
consular aid. Spaniard Ángel Carromero Barrios has
been charged with homicide while driving a vehicle
on the public highway. Swede Jens Aron Modig has
been allowed to return to his country, in spite of
his illegal activities and violation of his visa
The operation described is one among
many organized from Miami, fundamentally, and from
Madrid and Stockholm.
In March of this year, a few days
prior to the visit of Pope Benedict XVI, eight
Mexican youth entered Cuba as tourists with the
objective of inciting street protests and church
occupations, the distribution of flyers and
promoting disorder during the Pope’s activities.
Four of them were detained and
acknowledged that they had been paid, trained and
instructed in this operation by Orlando Gutiérrez
Boronat of the Directorio Democrático Cubano in
Miami, and that the operational chief in Mexico was
René Bolio Hollarán, former Senator of the Mexican
Partido de Acción Nacional (PAN), with close links
to Florida mafia leaders.
Prior to this, a Facebook website "For
a Popular Uprising in Cuba," had been opened, with
13 projects for promoting "civil disobedience."
One of the plans of the openly
counterrevolutionary Raíces de Esperanza
organization is to send more than 10,000 cellular
phones to promote actions against the Cuban
This year the WoS website access
service for events in the Middle East, incited
"popular uprisings" in Cuba of a similar nature.
Other programs are directed at
creating possible "opposition" leaders, by providing
them with access to Internet and social networks,
computers and other technical aids for manifest
political ends, in contrast with the extension of
the blockade to telecommunications systems.
For overtly subversive objectives,
the U.S. Interests Section in Havana facilitates
thousands of hours of illicit International
connections and gives hundreds of hours’ worth of
courses in conspiracy, openly violating Cuban
legislation and that of the Vienna Convention on
There is a large body of evidence
that the U.S. government is continuing its policy of
regime change in Cuba, through the economic,
political, and media blockade and incitement to
From 2009 to 2012, the Department of
State and the United States Agency for International
Development (USAID) have received a public budget of
$75 million for subversive programs against Cuba.
Other U.S. and European agencies and
institutions channel funds for the same purpose: the
National Democratic Institute (NDI), the
International Republican Institute (IRI), the
National Endowment for Democracy (NED), the Cuban-American
National Foundation (CANF), Española con Cuba, the
Prisa group, the Spanish Federation of Cuban
Associations, the European Democratic Institute (EDI),
People in Need, the Center for the Opening and
Development of Latin America (CADAL) and the Pan
American Development Foundation (PADF), among many
others, without counting the millions of dollars in
secret funds which intelligence services like the
CIA use for anti-Cuba subversion.
With every reason, closing the 9th
Ordinary Session of the National Assembly of
People's Power on July 23, President of the Councils
of State and Ministers Raúl Castro Ruz stated, "The
United States is not giving up its efforts to form a
fifth column on our native soil and in utilizing new
technologies for subversive ends."
The most reactionary and violent
groups in Miami are not giving up their attempts to
incite the people to rebellion against the
government which they freely and independently
elected. They are dreaming of destabilizing the
country, creating the conditions for a repeat of
what happened in Libya and is happening in Syria,
thus providing a pretext for U.S. military
In his report to the 6th Party
Congress, Raúl warned, "…we will never deny our
people the right to defend their Revolution. The
defense of our independence, of the conquests of
Socialism and of our streets and plazas will still
be the first duty of every Cuban patriot."
As José Martí affirmed, "Reason
is our shield."
Note from the
Ministry of the Interior