Dear Daniel:


It was with great satisfaction that I have just finished listening to your excellent statements at the Eighth PETROCARIBE Summit. It was only fair that Nicaragua, a country that was able to defeat the treacherous blow dealt by the empire which was then governed by one of the most uncultured and cynical fakes ever elected by the US oligarchy, had been chosen as the venue of that meeting.


He used the drugs and weapons traffic proceeds to take out of the Venezuelan prisons the most notorious terrorist of the group founded by the CIA to blow up in mid-air a Cuban airliner carrying 73 passengers, among them, a group of Cuban youths who had just won the Central American Fencing Championship.


The U.S. paid killers left their bloody imprint in several nations of our America, like Argentina, Chile, Bolivia, Ecuador, Venezuela, Panama, Mexico and others.


Including the long list of crimes and plundering carried out elsewhere in the world by the empire’s governments and repressive forces and their bastard accomplices will make this message endless.


I would like to congratulate you, Daniel, and Rosario, on today’s formidable meeting.


On a day like today, I can not but refer to the sincere, courageous and clear voice of Nicolás Maduro, a poor, honest and modest man, whose origins are deeply rooted in the working class, who never hoped for any position and is today fully dedicated to accomplish the task entrusted to him by the unforgettable Hugo Chávez, the leader of the Bolivarian Revolution, when, as fate had it, he was prevented from continuing to devote every minute and every second to what is today the loftiest dream of humanity.


Maduro has proved to have the talent, integrity and energy that the great leader assumed he had.


Talent also shone among all the leaders that met in Managua.  I am sure that all of them, together with the Homeland of Bolivar and in cooperation with it, are struggling for the right of their peoples to health, education, development and the material and moral well-being.


I could not conclude these words without expressing my empathy for Rafael Correa, the President of Ecuador, who right at this moment, when the empire is threatening with wars and the possible use of sophisticated weapons against the People’s Republic of China and the Russian Federation, two powerful nations which were never colonial powers and are currently victims of the threatening attitudes of the United States, energetically rejected the threats launched by the President of the Senate’s Committee on Foreign Relations, in case Ecuador granted Edward Snowden the political asylum he requested.


The communiqué issued by the Presidency of the Republic reads as follows: “Ecuador does not accept pressures or threats from anyone; neither does it negotiate with principles nor it subordinates them to any commercial interest, no matter how powerful the latter might be.”


Congratulations to everybody, Daniel. A strong embrace for you and Rosario.


Ever onwards to victory! , as our Commander Hugo Chávez used to say.



Fidel Castro Ruz

June 29, 2013

11:21 p.m.