I read in the newspaper that you will
devote today’s Round Table program to Bush’s trip to the region of his wars of
conquest. It’s a miracle the escort ships accompanying the Harry S. Truman
nuclear aircraft carrier didn’t fire at the Iranian vessels in the Ormuz Straight that guard
for me, I cannot but recall that, on a day like this, 49 years ago, I had the
privilege of being welcomed by the people of
I could also mention that, today, one of the United State’s most important publishing houses will launch the first English edition of Cien horas con Fidel.
I never forget that “all of the world’s glory fits in a kernel of corn”.
That is why I devoted those lines, after days of not publishing anything, to teacher Elena Pedraza, to whom the country is so indebted for one of its most important services: curative and preventive rehabilitation. She is to be held up as the example of a true communist, and paying tribute to her on January 8 is indeed apt.
When you and the program came to mind, it was already quite late. I write these lines in a hurry, in the hopes that they will arrive to you in time.
If possible, I ask that you devote a few seconds of the program to read it.
Fidel Castro Ruz