Cuba, Venezuela, Bolivia, Argentina and Ecuador on OXI GREECE

Cuba: Message from Raúl Castro to Prime Minister of Greece

Compañero Alexis Tsipras

Prime Minister

Hellenic Republic

Havana, July 5, 2015

Esteemed Prime Minister:

I extend to you my most sincere congratulations on the ‘NO’ victory achieved in the referendum held in Greece, July 5, 2015

This result demonstrates the majority support of the Greek people for the courageous policy of the government over which you preside.

I reiterate the assurance of my highest consideration.

Raúl Castro Ruz

President of the Councils of State and Ministers of the Republic of Cuba.


Venezuela President Nicolás Maduro tweeted: “The ‘no’ vote in Greece is a victory against the financial terrorism carried out by the International Monetary Fund (IMF).”

Bolivia’s president, Evo Morales, said, “I congratulate the great Greek people for the victory of “no” … which is a defeat of European imperialism. It is the beginning of the liberation of the European people. My respect and admiration for the historic Greek people, the birthplace of democracy. The Greek people have defeated the harshest capitalism.”

Argentina’s Cristina Kirchner tweeted: “On behalf of our People and Government, our solidarity with the brave Greek people and their Government.”

Ecuador’s foreign minister, Ricardo Patiño, tweeted: “the overwhelming vote against the proposed austerity measures by European creditors represented solid backing for Greece’s prime minister, Alexis Tsipras.”

It can be noted that Ecuador, like Greece, held a debt audit that found the country’s debt illegal and illegitimate and that later led to the South American nation substantially reducing its repayments to creditors. Ahead of the vote in Greece, Ecuador’s president, Rafael Correa, said Greece should ignore the advice of the IMF and international financial bureaucracies.


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