The United States Should Solve its Own Human Rights Problems

September 19, 2022

San Francisco, photo: Bill Hackwell

Today member of the Political Bureau of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Cuba and Minister of Foreign Affairs, Bruno Rodríguez Parrilla, urged the U.S. Government to solve its human rights problems, instead of spending millions of taxpayers’ dollars on misinformation about the situation of children in Cuba.

In the same message, he specified that the United States deported more than 11,000 Central American children in the first semester of this year, a figure that represents an increase of 10,400% as compared with the same period of 2021.

The humanitarian organization Americans for Immigrant Justice denounced that, in 2021, 70% of the children suffered mistreatment while in the custody of U.S. Customs and Border Protection.

It detailed that minors complained of excessive detention, verbal and physical abuse, deprivation of medical care, lack of food and water, low temperatures without access to blankets, and separation from their families.

Other data regarding children should shame the northern nation. A BBC en Español article notes that, annually, some 2,500 children die in the United States as a result of maltreatment.

It stresses that, over a ten-year period, more than 20,000 American children are believed to have died in their own homes, at the hands of family members. (International News Office)

Source: Granma