Last Wednesday, 4, the government of the United States released Report about the global terrorism, in which it praises the measures adopted by Brazil in the combat to the terrorism in the Latin America.
Again, the United States exposes the preoccupation with the presence of sympathizers of Islamic radical groups, like the Lebanese Hezbollah and the Palestinian Hamas, in the Tripoint between Argentina, Brazil and Paraguay.
“These sympathizers can be raising funds in the area of the Tripoint through illicit activities or by requesting donations from the members of the great community of Middle East immigrants in the region”.
On the other side, the document acknowledges that there is no confirmed information that indicates the presence of these groups in the region.
According to the document, “the terrorism combat strategy of the Brazilian government consisted in preventing terrorists from using the Brazilian territory to make easy attacks or to raise resources, to monitor and exterminate criminal transnational activities that might support terrorist actions”.
Besides, it recognizes in President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva a critic of the use of violence by the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (Farc). “[The president] asked publicly to the group to it put end to the violence against the Colombian government”, says the text.
The North American report still makes references to the Federal Police (PF) and to the Brazilian Agency of Intelligence (Abin) as the organs responsible for the combat to the terrorism in the country.
“In July, the chief of the Division of Intelligence of the Brazilian Federal Police affirmed, during audience in the Chamber of the Deputies, that an individual imprisoned in April had connections with the Al Qaeda”, the document registers.
The document classifies Iran, Syria, Cuba and Sudan as states that sponsor terrorist activities.
Iran would be the principal sponsor of the terrorism and Cuba would support armed groups, like the Farc, the National Liberation Army (ELN), and the terrorist group Basque Homeland and Freedom (ETA), of Spain.
Cuba criticizes report
In Brasilia, the Minister of Foreign Relations of Cuba, Bruno Rodríguez, criticized the report of the United States that classifies Cuba as one of the countries that sponsor the terrorism.
According to Rodríguez “there is no country that has been a victim of terrorism as Cuba was”.
In his evaluation, the inclusion of Cuba in this list shows “an aspect more than irrational of the North American government politics”.
Bruno Rodríguez affirmed that “[the people who wrote the report] lie for political reasons and act against the interests of the North American people and of the Cuban people; they act against the international interests of the United States for pure political reason”.
Minister denies existence of political prisoners in Cuba
The Minister of Foreign Relations of Cuba, Bruno Rodríguez, denied, this Thursday, the existence of political prisoners in his country.
According to the Cuban chancellor, they all “were condemned by crimes predicted in law”.
He discussed the subject in audience with President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva.
Rodríguez also used the occasion to defend the Venezuelan decision of breaking up diplomatic relations with Colombia.
According to him, “the existence of American military bases in Colombia, the growth of the North American military presuppositions for operation in the Latin America and in the Caribbean, the favorable North American position to the coup d’etat in Honduras, a military doctrine that includes the intervention in our region and the existence of the Fourth Fleet in operation in the region of the Latin America and of the Caribbean constitute a danger for the stability and the peace in the region and injure the sovereignty of all the countries”.