Reflections by comrade Fidel
THE DETACHMENT RETURNS, UNDEFEATED
past Wednesday, March 26, 20-year-old Lisandra Guerra became the 500-meter
time-trial cycling world champion in the World Track Cycling Championship held
however, I shan’t write about sports. That same day, on the 26th,
the Henry Reeve Contingent Detachment that had been involved in relief work in
earthquake took place on August 15, 2007. It measured 7.9 on the Richter scale.
The detachment arrived in
real needs were to require more than double this time. They saw 153, 292
patients, 65,299 of whom were visited in their homes. They remained in
Juan Carlos Dupuy Núñez, who has been in charge of the Henry Reeve Contingent
since its creation in September 19, 2005 and was the head of the Cuban medical
The glorious pages in history they have written cannot be erased. Such dignity and conscience are a bulwark against the rusted armaments of imperialism.
In view of the Peruvian people’s gratitude and acknowledgement, it was morally impossible for us to leave the country without having other members of the Contingent travel there to undertake relief work in their place.
shall be writing about
I didn’t even try to write about the commemoration of the 20th anniversary of the Cuito Cuanavale battle, the loftiest example of our people’s internationalist conscience. I would prefer that those who witnessed the heroic events in person, during a time that was to last, not one day, but months, speak in honor of the glorious fallen.
I watched the Round Table program on
shall be alert, following developments, as Bush gets up to his old tricks in
Fidel Castro Ruz
March 29, 2008