A Declaration signed by the head of Parlatino, Argentine Senator Silvia Giacoppo, stressed the imprint of the former diplomat, writer and politician, who was for many years vice-president of the regional legislative body.
In the message of condolences to family and friends for his death at the age of 85 in Havana, the text also highlights the decisive role for regional unity of the former Cuban ambassador to the United Nations and permanent representative of his country to the United Nations, where he headed the Security Council on two occasions.
He also highlights Alarcon’s imprint as Foreign Minister and President of the National Assembly of People’s Power.
“In that important career, he was always an energetic defender of Latin American and Caribbean integration and the development of the peoples of the region,” concludes the Declaration also signed by Elias Castillo, executive secretary of Parlatino.
Born on May 21, 1937, Alarcon was a founder of the Communist Party of Cuba and a member of its Political Bureau until 2013.
He also presided over the National Assembly of People’s Power (Parliament) between 1993 and 2013, after being Havana’s ambassador to the UN and Foreign Minister.