Cuban Revolution Leader Fidel Castro Meets with Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro

Caracas, April 14 (RHC) -- Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro said on Monday that after participating in the Summit of the Americas in Panama, he traveled to Cuba, where he met Cuban revolutionary leader, Fidel Castro.

Venezuela President, Nicolás Maduro, spoke on Monday in Caracas about his meeting with the leader of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro, after participating in the Seventh Summit of the Americas, held in Panama.

"I went to Cuba with the Venezuelan delegation; we went to see Commander Fidel Castro. I felt compelled to tell Fidel ´this victory belongs to you, this victory of dignity, sovereignty, of the Latin American and Caribbean liaison. It is the victory of a brave people, of the ones that have resisted year after year, of the ones that did surrender their principles, the ones that held high the flags of independence and dignity."

According to reports in the media, Fidel and Maduro talked for four hours about the Summit. "We were sharing criteria and recalling the history of resistance and struggle of Latin America, and how this continent could find the path of the liberators, how it found its new path, its new union," Maduro stated.

During the act of commemoration of the Day of the Bolivarian Militia and the 13th anniversary of the unsuccessful coup against President Hugo Chávez, Maduro recalled that the Eternal Commander never hesitated to embrace Fidel and to help break the media and political blockades that were imposed against Cuba. "Cuba was the inspiration and the beacon of light and hope for revolutionary patriots over many decades and several generations."


Edited by Ivan Martínez


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