Gutierrez-Boronat: Cuba Is Intelligence Hub for Totalitarians
By Ella Kietlinska and Joshua Philipp
Cuba is a major hub for a worldwide totalitarian movement and its intelligence network has spread its influence throughout the Western hemisphere, said Orlando Gutierrez-Boronat, coordinator of the Assembly of the Cuban Resistance.
The communist Cubans have provided the intelligence structure and the organizational structure for the Chinese regime to expand their power in the Western hemisphere, Gutierrez-Boronat told EpochTV’s “Crossroads” program.
Cuba with its key strategic location has been an ideal platform for influencing the United States and Latin America, the activist said. “They’re [a] very considerable foe for the United States and the Western hemisphere.”
Gutierrez-Boronat cited Herbert Marcuse, a prominent Marxist scholar of the Frankfurt School associated with Columbia University in New York, who said that “the communist revolution in Cuba was essential for the communist revolution in the United States.”
The Cuban communist party is very confident that they’re gaining ground in Latin America and the United States, the activist said. Communists believe that “although [the American] nation is stronger, culturally, it’s weaker,” he added.
“So they have a very long term view of how to corrode our institutions, how to penetrate them from below in order to weaken the resolve to resist tyranny.”
The Cuban communists perceive the internal polarization and division in the United States as the right moment for a class struggle, which it disguises as a racial struggle, Gutierrez-Boronat said.
“All these weaknesses make it easier for totalitarian ideology to prosper. And for many young people, it makes their resolve to resist this totalitarian tyranny far weaker.”
Although Cuba is a small country, it is very influential in America because of its history and culture, the activist pointed out.
Cuban communists developed a long-term presence of Cuban communist intelligence throughout the hemisphere during 63 years of their rule, the activist explained. They identified, recruited, and placed in pivotal positions–key assets of communism, he continued, and this is what they contribute to their relations with the Chinese Communist Party (CCP).
“The Chinese are establishing a very strong presence in Latin America and what the Cubans provide them is very good intelligence about who’s who in Latin America.
“China hasn’t just invested in an island structure, they’ve invested in an intelligence service that’s been operating for many, many years. And that intelligence service is very clear that its foe is the United States and bringing down American culture and American life.