The statement released this Thursday follows revelations about the recruitment and employment of young Latin American people since 2009 in a bid to convert contemporary Cubans into “agents of change” and promote political dissent on the island.
The U.S. based agency Associated Press revealed on Sunday that the U.S. agency for International Development (USAID) sent a group of young people from Costa Rica, Venezuela and Peru to Cuban under the guise of carrying out health and social projects, when in reality their main goal was to find and encourage anti-government activists.
In the text, ALBA expressed its “indignation”, describing the project as “immoral”.
“The ALBA condemns this new plan against Cuba, and demands and end to the subversive, illegal actions partly covered by the U.S. government, that violate the sovereignty and right of the Cuban people to self-determination.” added the communique.
“The countries of ALBA express their deep solidarity with the Cuban Republic and demand the United States respect the Cuban people's will in continuing to improve its economic and social model, as well as the consolidation of its democracy, without any external interferences.”