by Raúl Antonio Capote

A dangerous escalation of expenses that seems to have no end, endangers the existence of humanity. The U.S. military cost reached $916 billion in 2023, 68 percent of the total used by the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), recently stressed the member of the Political Bureau and Minister of Foreign Affairs of Cuba, Bruno Rodríguez Parrilla.

The Cuban Foreign Minister shared the information from his account on X, in which he said that while the U.S. taxpayers’ money is used to finance the arms industry and wars, almost 38 million poor people live in the streets of that country.

If we add to this that, according to data from the U.S. Government Census Bureau, the official overall poverty rate also increased dramatically to 12.4 percent of the population.


It is clear that whoever is in the White House has only one goal: to line his pockets at the expense of wars.

Are what is being said new words? No.

It is opportune to mention that military spending worldwide grew for the ninth time in 2023, reaching $2.44 billion, according to the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (Sipri).

Europe registered a new record increase since the Cold War, but, despite the upturn in war spending in the Old Continent, Washington undoubtedly takes the lead in this fateful figure.

However, the waste of millions for the war continues, while some 650,000 Americans live in conditions of extreme poverty, while their government insists on proclaiming itself the defender of human rights and “ensuring world peace.” What irony!