Reflections by Comrade Fidel
TEN YEARS TEACHING AND LEARNING
President” began broadcasting on
case of Hugo Chávez is an exceptional one in the
history of politics. Others have
achieved fame and celebrity through the written press, on the radio or on
television, but never had a revolutionary idea made such efficient use of a
communications media. In the Bolivarian
Revolution’s epic struggle, if it hadn’t been for this program, imperialism and
the oligarchy would have destroyed the Revolution in
made a conservative calculation that in those ten years, President Chávez of
In that unending exchange, he has been teaching and learning, educating and being educated by the people. He has read, acquired and transmitted knowledge. He has been studying and recommending books, remembering the rich history of his country, the struggles and prophetic dreams of Bolivar, many of whose speeches he knew by heart.
President” became a program for
most heartening that the support of the humble and spirited people of
Close family tell me that his health is very good and that they have never seen him more enthusiastic and dynamic; he runs for 40 minutes every day and has lost some extra weight in one month. We are glad. He has been a great friend in the difficult days for the Revolution. We have resisted and we shall steadfastly continue to resist. Today we have more reasons than ever to do so.
Fidel Castro Ruz