Fidel, Today and Forever

by Marta Harnecker

MRzine | 10 December, 2016

Dear Fidel, I do not want to talk about you but rather talk to you, because you are still here among us and will be forever.

I apologize for addressing you informally, but I feel so close to you that I need to do so.

You know that Cuba is my second homeland, a country that embraced me and thousands of my compatriots with open arms when we were being persecuted in Chile for trying to build a humanist society of solidarity inspired by your teachings.  And you know that I was able to build a happy home in your country with one of your most faithful comrades.Read More »

Pan African solidarity with the Cuban people

A Statement by the North American Delegation to the 8th Pan African Congress on the passing of Comrade Fidel Castro Ruiz

The Pan African Congress – North America | Dec 01, 2016

PanAfrican Wire

November 30, 2016

The North American Delegation to the 8th Pan African Congress would like to express its solidarity with the Cuban people at the moment when Comrade Fidel Castro joined the ancestors. For over 60 years Comrade Castro gave leadership to first a rebellion and then a revolution after which he was appointed as Prime Minister and later as President and Commander-in-Chief of Cuba, First Secretary of the Communist Party of Cuba and Secretary General of the Non Aligned Movement. His anti-imperialist policies, socialist initiatives and strong internationalism have earned him a lasting place in world history.

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Fidel Castro and Yoweri Museveni: Brothers in arms

by Mary Serumaga

Pambazuka News | 01 December, 2016

The Insider

Museveni and Castro both came to power through a revolution. Despite a crippling international blockade led by America, Cuba under Castro made huge strides in development while Uganda, a darling of the West, has remained backward – with all those millions of dollars in aid. It is a country where ordinary diarrhea is a life-threatening condition.

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Thousands pay tribute to Fidel in Namibia

Granma | 09 December, 2016

Namibian professionals, who graduated from the island’s universities, as well as Cuban collaborators and nationals living in the African nation, also participated in the act. Photo: Cuban Embassy in Namibia

Windhoek.—Thousands of people attended a solemn ceremony in the capital – led by Namibian President Hage Geingob – in honor of Cuban leader Fidel Castro.
According to the Cuban Embassy in that country, the posthumous tribute, held in the gardens of Namibia’s Parliament building, was broadcast live by channel NBC and saw the participation of the all senior members of government, the SWAPO Party and representatives of the diplomatic corps.Read More »

Evo Morales: “I wanted to know how the Revolution is made”


Granma | 06 December,2016

Evo Morales, President of Bolivia. Photo: Jose M. Correa

It was past five o’clock in the morning, and Fidel had been talking for hours. Evo Morales could only think of one thing: “When is he going to talk about Revolution?”

It was 2002 and the Bolivian leader occupied the position of deputy in the combative department of Cochabamba. He had seen Fidel almost a decade before, in one of those events that bring together social activists from around the world in Havana; but it was impossible to meet him personally at that time.Read More »