WORLD Cuban president reiterates support to Venezuela

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Cuban president reiterates support to Venezuela

Xinhua

21:34, August 11, 2019

HAVANA, Aug. 10 -- Cuba's President Miguel Diaz-Canel on Saturday expressed support to Venezuela after the imposition of new U.S. economic sanctions.

"The Venezuelan people's dignity and the strength of the Bolivarian Revolution can't be broken by criminal, imperialist sanctions," Diaz-Canel wrote on his Twitter account.

Two weeks ago, the Cuban president attended the 25th edition of the Sao Paulo Forum held in the Venezuelan capital Caracas, where he also voiced Cuba's support "to the Bolivarian Revolution, to Venezuela's constitutional government and to the civic-military union that underpins that process," and to the efforts to achieve peace.

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"Cuba will neither give up nor betray its principles and Venezuela," the Cuban president said at the conclusion of the three-day forum that gathered progressive political parties as well as social and political movements from Latin America and the Caribbean.

U.S. President Donald Trump signed on Monday an executive order to freeze all the Venezuelan state assets in the United States.

Venezuela cut diplomatic ties with the United States in January after Washington recognized far-right opposition leader Juan Guaido as Venezuela's "interim president" as he proclaimed.

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