The president of Mexico, Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO), responded this Tuesday to the criticism of ex-president Felipe Calderón on the visit of the Cuban leader Miguel Díaz-Canel to the North American country, where he was invited for the national festivities of September 15 and 16.
“The same thing that President Calderón just said, that, because the president of Cuba is invited, he does not like it. Well, it is good that he does not like it, it was masks!”, Said López Obrador in his morning conference from the National Palace, to defend Díaz-Canel’s visit, rejected by several Mexicans and Cubans residing in that nation.
On Sunday, Calderón made a post on Twitter calling the presence of the Cuban ruler unacceptable at the events for the 211 years of Mexico’s independence. “The leading role in the celebrations of the bicentennial of the consummation of the independence of a dictator who locks up dozens of Cuban citizens is unacceptable,” he stated.
“It would be the last straw for a foreigner to speak on the Children’s Heroes Day, which represents the fight against foreigners,” added the former president, who led the government from 2006 to 2012.
For his part, López Obrador recalled that Calderón met with former Cuban President Raúl Castro. “Nothing more than they are very hypocritical because now we are living, well yes, a stellar moment because you can no longer pretend, each one, from their place, but this shows the low level of conservatism,” commented AMLO.
Nevertheless, expressions of rejection of Díaz-Canel’s participation in the celebrations continue, as your arrival date approaches.
Mexican Senator Lilly Téllez, from the National Action Party (PAN), said on Twitter: “The citizens of this country reject your greetings and your presence. Díaz-Canel is supported by Mexican politicians of the same ilk. You represent a string of parasitic rogues who threaten freedom, human rights and democracy. Eat and go ”, remembering the phrase that they once said to the late Cuban dictator Fidel Castro in Aztec territory.
In the same social network, the hashtags #FueraCACAnel and #CanelMexicoTeRepudia have become a trend.
Mexico celebrates the so-called Grito de Dolores or Independencia on September 16, the date on which the priest Miguel Hidalgo, considered the father of the nation, called for the popular uprising in 1810. Díaz-Canel will attend the commemoration as “ guest of honor ”and will accompany Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO) during the day’s military parade.
Some argue that the Cuban president is not welcome in Mexico, because he is a dictator who made Cubans fight against Cubans, in reference to the anti-government demonstrations of 11J and the order of Díaz-Canel, through the media, to repress them.
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