Bolivia recognizes Fidel’s contribution to liberation struggles


Granma | 21 July, 2016

La Paz.— On July 20, during an event to present activities organized in honor of the leader of the Cuban Revolution’s 90th birthday, Bolivian social, political and cultural organizations highlighted Comandante en Jefe Fidel Castro’s contribution to global liberation struggles.

Speaking to Prensa Latina, organizing committee spokesperson, Marianela Prada emphasized Fidel’s influence on the actions and ideas of Bolivians and all those committed to the anti-imperialist struggle.

We learn from his internationalist example every day. The Bolivian people are eternally grateful to Fidel Castro and Cuba, for all their concrete acts of solidarity, such as sending medical and educational brigades to our country, she stated.

Cuban doctors have restored the vision and saved the lives of thousands of Bolivians and people all over the world. Collaborators have also helped to eradicate illiteracy in the country, added Prada.

She noted that various activities – such as cultural events, film screenings, conferences and photographic expositions – will be taking place in departments across the country including, La Paz, Cochabamba, Santa Cruz, Tarija, Beni.

During a press conference, the Bolivian Ministry of Culture’s director of Artistic Promotion, Max Eguivar, highlighted the importance of “honoring a great friend of Bolivia and celebrating his 90th birthday, which translates to commitment and struggle.”

The youth must learn from Fidel’s example, raise their voices and continue fighting against imperialism, he stated.



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