Reflections by comrade Fidel
There are not two different opinions on the A H1N1 issue.
I unhesitatingly supported the decision adopted by the Revolutionary Government of Cuba as soon as it got news of the epidemic.
Our country has accumulated a significant experience in the protection of our people in cases of disasters, epidemics, plagues and other similar situations whether natural, accidental or intentional.
Our unchangeable policy of cooperation with other peoples has also been proven.
The criticism made of the Government of Cuba was absolutely unfair, the same as the threat of retaliation it contained. Additionally, we were portrayed as a hostile nation to the Mexican people.
It was not the tourist travels that determined the measure but the almost four hundred Mexican youths studying Medicine at the Jaguey Grande School, like 24 thousand other students from Latin America, the Caribbean and other peoples of the world --some from very distant nations in Oceania-- who pursue the same career in other Medical Schools.
The measure adopted by the Civil Aviation Institute
of Cuba literally reads: “As of
“Once the causes for this decision cease to exist, air operations will be resumed and those interested will be timely informed.”
The measure was implemented six days after the drastic decisions made by the Mexican authorities who shutdown schools attended by 33 thousand students and took other similar actions which we cannot judge since only the Mexican authorities could do that knowing the real situation.
Our measures also meant sacrifices for
Now the epidemic has spread extensively through the
The Mexican Secretary of Foreign Relations Patricia Espinosa had really made efforts lately to improve relations between her country and Cuba; relations that irresponsible leaders --for reasons that I’d rather not mention now-- had significantly deteriorated at a time when George W. Bush was trying to find a pretext to launch a “preemptive” attack on our Homeland, as one of the “60 or more dark corners of the world.”
The Mexican foreign relations ministry published that
despite criticism by Fidel Castro, at the Rio Group-European Union meeting in
What Bruno did in
I will simply add that the meeting that Bruno and
Patricia had in
Bruno addressed the Rio Group-European Union
ministerial meeting to clearly explain
Resorting to intrigue, lies and threats is an unequivocal sign that the ideological adversary is losing the battle.
Fidel Castro Ruz