The UN’s unexpected alliance with Cuba’s regime. Nobody expected this!
The scene in Havana unfolds as the United Nations Secretary-General, an identified Portuguese socialist named Antonio Guterres, seemingly aligns with the Cuban dictatorship. This particular alignment emerges prominently during an event: the G-77+China summit. This summit is widely perceived as a precursor to a series of strategic collaborations set to be initiated by multiple nations during the imminent United Nations General Assembly. Here, whispers suggest that an influential figure, Lula, is slated to be the opening voice in New York.
Within the backdrop of this summit, a series of events take place that push the narrative even further. The Cuban regime, in its authority, decides to detain several Cuban citizens known for their democratic inclinations. Amidst such actions, a surge of anti-imperialist sentiments finds its voice. The irony isn’t lost on many as China, a nation with openly imperial aspirations, holds a position of prominence as an esteemed guest at the event.
However, the larger narrative suggests that the G-77 isn’t merely an incidental gathering. It’s an established dialogue and cooperation mechanism, endorsed and recognized by the UN. This mechanism stands alongside globally recognized entities like the G-7 and G-20. Its reach is extensive, bringing together a diverse group of 134 nations, many of which are on varying steps of the development ladder. These countries span across Latin America, Africa, and Asia. When one considers China’s participation, the G-77’s representation swells to encompass an astounding three-quarters of the world’s population.
Havana proves to be more than just a venue for meetings. The UN Secretary-General finds himself in conversations with influential leaders, notably Raúl Castro and Venezuela’s known leader, Nicolás Maduro. The latter seeks sympathy and understanding for the challenges faced by the Bolivarian Republic, emphasizing external pressures and impositions.
Furthermore, there’s an observable collective sentiment against the U.S. embargo on Cuba. Many argue against what they perceive as Cuba’s unjust treatment, especially in the realm of global economics.
Another influential voice, Lula, makes its presence felt. This figure emphasizes Brazil’s definitive stance against any measures deemed unilateral and coercive. Concurrently, a narrative about Cuba’s controversial placement on a specific “list” emerges.
Additionally, Xiomara Castro, a recognized leader from Honduras, makes a startling comparison involving the U.S. embargo against Cuba. Lula, not to be overshadowed, pushes for developed nations to take financial responsibility in assisting their developing counterparts. This appeal rests on the premise of understanding unique needs and priorities. The discourse then evolves to highlight the potential of southern nations in leading advancements in science, technology, and innovation.
Guterres doesn’t remain a silent observer. He conveys his aspirations for the group, emphasizing the need for multilateralism. He envisions a world where these nations exercise their influence to champion a system rooted in equality.