Sunday, June 25, 2017

US Actor Danny Glover Blasts Trump’s 'Obsolete' Anti-Cuba Policies

teleSUR | Jun 25, 2017

Danny Glover speaking at a rally in support of the "Cuban 5". | Photo: EFE
Glover has been an outspoken supporter of the Cuban Revolution as well as other progressive governments in Latin American.

U.S. actor Danny Glover has backed the statement from the Union of Cuban Writers and Artists (UNEAC) against U.S. President Donald Trump’s rollback of normalizing relations with Cuba.

The Cuban organization sent its message to writers, artists and academics earlier this month, with the document having been signed by more than 800 people from 35 countries thus far.

The organization denounced Trump’s policies, as well as his speech that announced the changes as “antiquated, obsolete, loaded with falseness and stereotypes.”

Danny Glover being presented the Friendship Medal from the Cuban State Council.

Glover has a history of supporting Latin American revolutionaries from late Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez to Cuba’s Argentine hero, Ernesto “Che” Guevara.

For his support of the Cuban revolution, that fomented his close relations with the late Cuban leader Fidel Castro, Glover was presented the Friendship Medal from the Cuban State Council just this past January.

On that trip to the island to receive his award, Glover paid tribute to both Castro and Jose Marti, describing “Marti as the most universal of all Cubans and Fidel as a great revolutionary.”

He had also expressed admiration for Cuba’s internationalist efforts in Africa.

Trump’s recent rollbacks include the continuation of the economic blockade on Cuba, tightening of restrictions on business with companies linked to authorities in Havana, as well as prohibiting “people to people” travel to Cuba.

Other changes announced by the White House include the possibility of auditing all U.S. citizens who visit Cuba to ensure that they have not violated the sanctions policy.

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