"What is it that is hidden behind the Yankee's hatred of the Cuban Revolution? What is it that
rationally explains the conspiracy which unites, for the same aggressive purpose, the most
powerful and richest imperialist power in the modern world and the oligarchies of an entire
continent, which together are supposed to represent a population of 350 million human beings,
against a small country of only seven million inhabitants, economically underdeveloped,
without financial or military means to threaten the security or economy of any other country?
What unites them and stirs them up in fear? What explains it is fear. Not fear of the Cuban
Revolution but fear of the Latin American revolution. Not fear of the workers, peasants,
intellectuals, students, and progressive sectors of the middle strata which, by revolutionary
means, have taken power in Cuba; but fear that the workers, peasants, students, intellectuals,
and progressive sectors of the middle strata will, by revolutionary means, take power in the
oppressed and hungry countries exploited by the Yankee monopolies and reactionary oligarchies
of America; fear that the plundered people of the continent will seize the arms from the
oppressors and, like Cuba, declare themselves free people of America."