REFLECTIONS BY COMRADE FIDEL FOR CUBADEBATE
AN ACID TEST
While our people on May Day, the workers’ day, joyfully celebrates the fiftieth anniversary of the Triumph of the Revolution, and the seventieth anniversary of the creation of the CTC, the sister nation of Bolivia, fully dedicated to the preservation of health, education, and ensuring the safety of all its citizens, is only a few days, perhaps hours, ahead of going through tragic events.
When we listen to the hair-raising news coming from all over the world about the shortage and prices of foodstuffs, the prices of energy, the climate change and inflation, these being problems which for the first time have emerged all at once as crucial issues, imperialism is bent on disintegrating Bolivia and submitting it to alienating work and hunger.
Four of the wealthiest
departments of that country, headed by the oligarchs of
The Armed Forces, faithful to
its historic mission, in a country harassed and deprived from an access to the
sea and other vital resources, do not favor
This is the time for denunciation, for speaking the truth.
“Everyone for himself!” seems to be the cry resounding all over the world, out of lack of foresight and proper meditation about the events leading to a profound international crisis.
This will be an acid test for all Latin American governments and peoples. So it will for all of our doctors and educators who carry out their lofty and peaceful work in that country, no matter what may happen there. Should they face any risky situation, they will not abandon their patients or students.
Fidel Castro Ruz