The leader of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro, paid tribute to
The Cuban icon laid in a private ceremony a wreath at Jose Marti Memorial in
He then held a one-hour televised meeting at the Memorial’s small theater with painters, musicians, journalists, designers, print workers, local religious leaders who are members of Parliament, and members of the U.S. Pastors for Peace caravan among other guests.
In an open exchange of questions and answers, Fidel Castro discussed the huge challenges the humanity is facing, and recalled some of the historical events of the assault on the Moncada garrison on
The Cuban leader recalled some of the events of that action and the revolutionary struggle that followed.
He then announced the forthcoming launching of a book of his on the victorious struggle of the revolutionary forces over the tyranny of Fulgencio Batista in 1958 when 300 men were able to defeat an army of 10,000 well-armed soldiers backed by the air force and the navy.
Commenting on world issues, Fidel Castro specially referred to the great dangers of a potential war in the
He explained, too, that he had thought the war would erupt first in the
The Cuban icon recalled that in times of Nixon the
If the accident had not taken place, British Petroleum would have kept drilling, he warned, and said that BP has 27,000 non-productive wells. The
On the increasing military deployment of the
In an answer to Lucius Walker, the Pastor for Peace leader, about
Fidel Castro further mentioned the blockade