Today we commemorate one more year of the first nuclear genocide in the history of humanity. May the victims rest in peace.
Cuba Stays Firm against Nukes
Havana, Aug 6 (Prensa Latina) The president of Cuba's Movement for Peace and Sovereignty of the Peoples, Jose Ramon Rodriguez, reiterated Monday that his country rejects nuclear arms proliferation.
Rodriguez denounced current threats against humankind with new missiles aiming at different places just 62 years after the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
He termed it unacceptable at this height of human development that the wealthiest countries, led by the United States, still squander multi-million dollars in funds for wars and to upgrade the destructive power of weapons.
The Cuban official said such "genocides" are instruments of imperial blackmail the US uses in international politics, and he called to awaken global awareness.
Peace is international cooperation, assured Rodriguez at the ceremony honoring the victims of the US nuclear attacks on Japanese civilians.
He reminded that Cuba's policy relies on peace and solidarity with all the peoples of the world, especially in the poorer countries, where it develops several health care and education projects.
Among them is Operation Miracle that has restored sight to over 600,000 people from several countries, plus the literacy program Yo Si Puedo.
Today's ceremony involved the announcement in Peace Alley (Callejon de la Paz) of the initiative by the Athens-Japan Association to bring the eternal flame that recalls this holocaust to the Island in 2008.