“It was a bold and bright statement at the level of the heroic President Hugo Chavez,” Fidel Castro wrote Nicolas Maduro in a letter made public Thursday.
The leader of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro, said in a letter to the president of Venezuela, Nicolas Maduro, the courage of the president in his speech before the General Assembly of the United Nations, where he called the UN refound.
The text of the letter:
The President of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, Nicolas Maduro.
I had the pleasure of listening to your speech at the General Assembly of the United Nations.
It was a bold and bright statement at the level of the heroic President Hugo Chavez, who at the same site was able to discover the evil empire policy that threatens the life of our species.
The same day ended the meeting at the UN, I also had the privilege of seeing the exciting encounter you had in the Bronx with children, youth and adults, with great pride, values and feelings expressed in that area of the City of New York . Images of expressing there feelings of what a people want and deserve to live, are memorable and provide a message of peace. The memory of Hugo Chávez no longer present a single second.
Still so excited for unforgettable memories, I send a big hug to make extensible beg your delegation and your courageous people.
Fidel Castro Ruz
September 24, 2014
Speaking at the 69 th General Assembly of the United Nations Venezuelan President emphasized the need for nations to forge a peace alliance to combat terrorism in the Middle East.
The Venezuelan leader condemned the damage he has caused to Arab and West Asian republics for your interest in oil and in the foundation of imperial power, and stressed the need for the United Nations to promote respect for international law.
Moreover, President Maduro reiterated its solidarity with the people of Palestine and urged international powers to concentrate on those situations that really hurt the world such as climate change, the spread of deadly viruses like Ebola killing thousands people in Africa.
The officer called for the end of the criminal blockade against Cuba United States since 1960 and urged the United Nations to promote the decolonization of peoples. Special mention made to the case of Puerto Rico country they called independence. It demanded the release Puerto Rican political prisoner Oscar López Rivera, imprisoned in the United States to “defend your beautiful flag of a star of the dignity of our sister Puerto Rico.”
NICOLÁS MADURO MOROS, President of Venezuela, thanking the United Nations for the tributes paid to the late president of his country, Hugo Chávez, noted that the Charter was really one of the most beautiful poems that the world could ever read, but it had become an instrument that was unfortunately set aside, overlooked and consistently flouted.
He stressed that the United Nations was an historic experiment and that only with its establishment had humanity begin to see the light of the future at the end of a long tunnel of wars, battles and global conflicts. Given the importance of having such an institution, the international community must stress the need for an in-depth transformation. It was necessary to revamp the leadership of the Security Council. The Organization now had to deal with a multi-polar world with emerging countries and regions, each with their own faults. There was also a need to adapt and submit to the broader sovereignty of the peoples of the world who wished to be heard, and to strengthen the strength and clout of the Secretary-General so that he could find solutions to the conflicts of the world.
Observing the emergence of a new regionalism, he pointed to the Bolivarian Alliance, which was observing its tenth anniversary. Petrocaribe, the oil alliance, supported that southern regionalism and was now starting to form ties with the rest of the world. There was optimism for the new regionalism, and new forms were arising towards establishing a new road map for rethinking and overhauling the United Nations. That momentum must not fall through the cracks. A common road map for humanity was needed if the international community wished to tackle the important issues that it faced. He asked when President Obama would take the opportunity to go down in history by ending the embargo in Cuba.
In addition, the General Assembly needed to draft a document that would become a mandatory text for the United Nations to defend poor countries against the “vulture funds” that sought to plunder those countries’ economies and impose detrimental economic systems. He expressed solidarity with the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC) countries, and Argentina in particular.
He also stressed the need for a decolonization plan for Puerto Rico, which was part of the Caribbean community and should be a part of CELAC. Oscar Lopez, whose only offense was to defend Puerto Rico, had been in a United States prison for almost 35 years and had been tortured. Calling for Mr. Lopez’s immediate release, he compared him to Nelson Mandela.
Venezuela had the largest oil reserves in the hemisphere, he went on to say. For the first time in 90 years, the country had fully recovered its own oil resources for the basis of its own development, after facing the persecution of imperialist forces. The imperialist Powers could not succeed with Hugo Chávez, and they would not succeed with him.
The loss of human lives should pain the whole world, he said. Because bombs killed the innocents, there was no other way to overthrow the terrorist networks of the world, but to invite the Governments of the region to come up with a comprehensive strategy that could be supported by the Security Council. Anything else was “crazy”, he said. Current methods, such as was done in Libya, were a “crazy race towards more terrorism and more violence”.