President of Cuba criticizes double standards of US policy

Havana, Jan 26 (RHC) The President of Cuba, Miguel Díaz-Canel, criticized the double standards of the United States government in its attempts to blockade the Caribbean Island and denigrate its government and people.

On his Twitter account, the president pointed out that «the double standard of the empire has no limits», alluding to Washington’s attempts to accuse Cuba of alleged violations of the human rights of children, while in the United States itself there are flagrant violations.

In this regard, Díaz-Canel described as «alarming» the report The State of the Children of America 2021, published by the Child Defender Fund, a non-profit organization for the defense of children, based in Washington and offices in California, Minnesota, Mississippi, New York, Ohio, South Carolina and Texas.

That study notes that «American children continue to be criminalized at an alarming rate and disparities persist.»

He points out that particularly children in poverty, discriminated against because of their skin color, with disabilities, with mental health problems and substance abuse, are expelled from their schools and homes to the juvenile or criminal justice systems for adults.

He lists, among many other data, that in 2019 more than 696 thousand minors were arrested in the US, and in a single night of that year 653 were imprisoned in adult prisons.

The aforementioned study states that the US is the only country in the world where a minor can be sentenced to life imprisonment.