Latin America  not US “backyard”  - Russian PM

Russian Prime Minister Dimitri Medvedev, center

 
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Latin America is not for Russia the "backyard" of the US, said Russian Prime Minister Dimitri Medvedev,  in Cuba, 0n Friday. October 4 at the opening of a new oil production facility. Boca de Jaruco, 43 km from Havana.

He reiterated his country's support for the region, especially Cuba, Venezuela, and Nicaragua, and denounced the "unilateral sanctions" of Washington.

"For our country, the Latin American and Caribbean region is one of the key areas of our international cooperation. It is not a US backyard for us. It is in our own interest that the region is stable and economically efficient," he said.

Medvedev. is on an official visit to  Cuba and on Thursday met with President, Miguel Díaz-Canel, and with the leader of the Communist Party, Raúl Castro, in addition to presiding over the signing of several bilateral cooperation agreements.

This second day was initiated by receiving an honorary Doctor Honoris Causa in Political Science from the University of Havana, where he  criticized the methods of several countries, including the US, to apply "political pressure and economic against nations that disagree."

He denounced the "illicit unilateral sanctions" against nations in the region, especially Cuba, Venezuela and Nicaragua, which the Administration of the US president, Donald Trump, calls the "troika of tyranny" and on which Washington has redoubled economic and political sanctions.

"Such prohibitive measures are not only punishments for governments that opt ​​for independent policies but are methods for intervening in internal affairs of states, and a limitation of rights and freedoms of citizens of these countries," said

.On Venezuela, Medvedev said that "there is only one president and it is Nicolás Maduro" and warned that "only Venezuelans themselves can resolve their internal differences". .Russia is, along with China, Cuba and  Turkey, one of Maduro's key allies against more than fifty countries - including the US, Canada and most Latin Americans - who since February recognize Juan Guaidó, leader of the Venezuelan Assembly as president

For the Russian Prime Minister, in Latin America "a new model of interference in the affairs of sovereign states is being tested.""The United States not only uses the so-called 'soft coup', but they directly demand a change of government (in Venezuela). They try to get into the affairs of any country and invest in destabilization. They don't want to hear any criticism," he said.

This third visit of Medvedev to the island - the first was in 2008 as president and the second in 2013 in his current position - reinforces the growing Russian presence in the Caribbean country and illustrates the closing of ranks of Russia with Cuba against the hostility of the United States neighbor

."Cuba is one of our most reliable partners in the region,"  he said while mentioning the agreements signed the day before in areas of trade, economy, investment, transport, and culture, among others.

He said that his Government will offer facilities to Cuban students who wish to study in Russia and announced, that they plan to open a branch in Cuba of the prestigious Russian State Museum in St. Petersburg, designed as a multidimensional center for the promotion of Russian language on the island and in  the region

 



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George Klk

Panama | Gold Bars Influence to Foreign Banks Controls Oil magnate nations political influence in global control affairs is simple... bring the [GOLD]! The trade off? Recognize...[China One Principle] and China brings investments. What's the catch? A China operating center...(China's $50 million restaurant)! China was the #2 user of Panama canal and now is #3 and well... China will not be bullied by the United States? Have to say something right?! Russia and China brings their [GOLD] and they think control of international... oil supply and nations...main hub canal transits...[ALL] data base information...etc. Russia and Iran nuclear partners in development but Muslims must be accommodated. China accommodates the Uighur Muslims in forced detention for profits. China and Iran, and Iran is a Muslim nation? China and Iran has a...problem!!! China wants to [MODERNIZE] their government...Wow!!! China trade war with the United States...Wow!!! China standoff for Taiwan and the China Sea...Wow!!! Nuclear ambitions run high and China is established in...Panama??? Russia is established with their Cuban counterpart next door to...Panama??? Its called the...INTERNATIONAL WOW FACTOR! Fake News has it that...U.S. President Trump...did it?

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George Klk

Panama | Russia Data Base Info On The U.S. From Cuba A Political Treasure Trove Cuba is Russia's main data base hub for unlimited strategic strategies. Cuba is the TROJAN HORSE catalyst for control of Latin America. Cuba accomplished the Venezuela rule with brutal regime of Nicolas Maduro. Russia now sees true potential to invest further in Cuba! A U.S. sanction will hardly put a stop to the pervasive Cuban/Russian influence. Russia goal: Control every aspect of Latin America's culture, capital, resources and oil industry. Russia / Cuban influence: Total control of global capitalism and economy for the (Russian Order).

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George Klk

Panama | China: Benefits or Liability? 1. China...formerly the #2 (now, #3) user of the Panama canal. 2. China...major bank established in Panama. 3. China...diplomacy of [One China Principle] with Panama. One China Principle results: a. Violent protests in Hong Kong for Human Rights democracy. b. Uighur Muslims in detention centers (over a million) with force labor. c. Support of Venezuela president Maduro financially with $10's of billions USD. d. Support of Venezuela president Maduro who killed 9,000 protesters...a former bus driver. e. One Belt Road or Silk Road Initiative with international predatory lending for concessions. 4. China...Fourth Bridge proposal with a $50 million (not part of proposal) restaurant in Panama. 5. China...threatens to crush or shatter bones of any opposing party or faction to divide China. 6. China...unwilling to have fair and reciprocal trade with the United States. 7. China...steals intellectual property and through forced technology transfers of U.S. businesses. 8. China...Steals I.P. through buyouts of U.S. tech companies with military implications. 9. China...delays U.S. president Trump additional tariffs with small concessions. 10. China...claims imaginary China Sea with a powerful fleet to defy international trade route. 11. China...claims Taiwan is a runaway province. 12. China...Headquarter is in close contact with Russia in Cuba. 13. China...States ambition to be [#1] Super Power to dominate in technology...[Artificial Intelligence]...militarily and economically for total world dominance. 14. China...A.I. will control sales and purchases with a given individual mark on the human skin. 15. China...stated, [Nothing can stop them]! China and the One China Principle, a China Bank...is in Panama! Panama National Assembly has total control of the state public funds for Panama's welfare. Panama N.A. will soon have their own General Audit Comptroller. Panama legal and political institutions has no separation of powers due to a corrupt justice system. Panama work with China establishes a...national security risk for the United States! China, Russia and Cuba...nothing can stop them!

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Cicero3

If Latin America IS the backyard of the US, as Karl claims, does that make Ukraine and Eastern Europe Russia's backyard?

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George Klk

Panama | Global Agenda: Who Gets the Capital and Assets for Military Threats. The rights and wrong fact issues of domestic and foreign policies: 1.The United States evidently grew from a small nation to a nuclear power military force. 2. The U.S. has worked generously in good faith with other nations for a global economy. 3. The U.S. corporations generously gave away intellectual property as part of doing business. 4. The U.S. corporations has lost to the competition but gained through non-tariffs in China. 5. The U.S. democrats worked a Pay-To-Play foundation in favor of foreign nations. 6. The U.S. foreign policies created a national security crises sustaining a global unfair trade surplus. 7. The U.S. previous administration policies created an inferior defense military force with no comparative advantages against other nations for the recovery from an eventual war. 8. Panama has supported China foreign policies with their 'One China Principle'. 9. China is now the #3 user of the Panama canals. 10. Panama welcomes China and appears to support Venezuela president Maduro to create international legitimacy for Maduro's presidency.

1 month ago
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Whyy

Karl & George, Humm, as if the USA hasnt done these things to many, for years, but when someone else do them its a Problem ?? Oh Wait Didnt Trump say ( What!! You think we are innocent!! )

1 month ago
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Whyy

Karl & George, Humm, as if the USA hasnt done these things to many, for years, but when someone else do them its a Problem ?? Oh Wait Didnt Trump say ( What!! You think we are innocent!! )

1 month ago
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George Klk

Panama | Facts are Numerations People Don't Like to Count. Nouns are places, people or things. Nouns not used can be confusing based on personal arbitrary views. Nouns not used as a word in a sentence listing can be misleading. If the noun, China is used in the last paragraph at the very end... the reader will forget what it refers to and will state... China did all that? Confusion from lack of accurate data and numerations without nouns. I can say China is bad...Prove it!!! You don't know what you are talking about! I have just as much data, look at the United States! Look back at the U.S. treatment of the Indians! I would say, What does the Indians have to do with Panama? Now, I am biased and opiniated. I am off the subject because now I have to explain all this. Another tactic for political persuasion, all misleading and arbitrary. Who is George Klk? George Klk is...ineloguent. Let's get back to nouns as first words in sentences. Let's get back to gathering of current relevant data. Let's get back to organized numerations of data. Let's get back to emphasis with repetition for simplicity. At the end of the day...the facts bears the remarkable resemblance of a... national alliance for global dominance, which has been the theme all along. Data in this fashion leave plenty of room to make a strong argument with predictions.

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Robby

As all of you guys are so "smart" and "fast" with your analysis and assumptions...take a deep breath and think about WHO the F..k is the real bad-guy in the world. Ohhhh....i forgot you are all US-American arent you? So...no wonder why the comments are so un-eloquent.

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George Klk

Panama | Russia / China / Turkey / Cuba Exploits Panama Russia to teach Cuba their Russian language. Russia to teach Cuba their Russian political strategies. Russia to teach Cuba the rewards for taking over Panama. Russia to teach Cuba the political control of Panama. Russia / China / Turkey to teach Cuba, nothing can stop them. Russia / China / Cuba have Venezuela and control of their oil industry. Panama welcomes money from China and Russia's military...next door (Cuba). Russia can inflict gradual political and financial distress for Panama. Russia can inflict terrorists attacks on Panama to create favorable chaos for Russia. China can inflict predatory lending leading to $billions in concessions from Panama. World nations watch for military offenses from Russia and China. World nations miss the signs of hidden backdoor aligned strategies against Panama.

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Candid Curmudgeon

Why would any Cuba need to learn to speak Russian?

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Karl

Russia only brings death ( MH17) Gulags( Ural) and wars (Ukraine) to other nations. While flying over Cuba i always hope not to have an emergency better a water landing than rotten Cuba. And yes Latin America is the backyard of the US.

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