Cuban diplomats and workers recalled the eve in the United States significant moments in the life and work of the historical leader of the Revolution, Fidel Castro.
The evocation, on occasion of the 93rd birthday of the distinguished Cuban, who died on November 25, 2016, occurred at the Embassy of the largest of the Antilles in this capital.
After the projection of an audiovisual material that included public interventions by Fidel Castro on various topics, Miguel Fraga, first secretary of the legation, highlighted the example of the Commander in Chief.
‘How to evoke Fidel with fairness? What does Fidel mean to Cubans? I am aware that each of us has an answer full of sincere feelings’,said the diplomat.
He asserted that the Cuban Revolution is the people themselves, who have known how to pay the high price of their freedom, to be able to sovereignly decide their destiny, even in the face of the most powerful empire known in the history of mankind.
Today, when they persist in destroying us, we must keep in mind they could never defeat Fidel and that they will not be able to defeat a people inspired by his ideas, he stressed.
Faced with complex challenges, we will continue to write Cuban history with exemplary dignity and true heroism, aware that the principles are not negotiated and that the country is not sold. That is and will be, the best tribute to Fidel, he stressed.
In addition, Fraga highlighted the meaning that the figure and example of the Cuban National Hero, José Martí, whose legacy served as a guide, for the Commander in Chief.
I would dare say that for a revolutionary of our times, Fidel is the Marti of the present generation and therefore it is the idea of the good that the Apostle described, he maintained.
On the other hand, Fraga said that Cuban revolutionary diplomacy has the honorable duty to live up to its people, and someday, sooner rather than later, that better world, with which good men still dream, will come true.
Lissette Sardina, a young official of the Embassy, recited the poem Canto a Fidel, by Carilda Oliver Labra, and those present chanted ‘happy birthday’ and cut a cake on the occasion.