At a simple ceremony to recall the life of one of the most impressive figures of the 20th century and part of the 21st century, the diplomats, many of whom are young people, reiterated their commitment to the legacy of Fidel Castro’s political ideology.
This was ratified by the first secretary of the Cuban mission, Yasser Ibarra, who said, on behalf of his colleagues, that Fidel’s legacy “must be seen in the past, in the present and in the future.”
He added that his personal example and his human values are the moral vest, especially for all those who carry responsibilities in the foreign service.
“Keeping your thinking alive and eternal will be the greatest monument we can cement,” Ibarra stressed.
The head of the Cuban Embassy, Lianys Torres, took advantage of the occasion to summarize the days lived during the 4th Conference on the Nation and Emigration, recently held in Havana and, precisely, “Fidel was very well remembered by many of the participants who spoke there,” she said.
Videos, poems, and the red rose that each of the members of the collective laid in his memory, closed the tribute. On November 20, members of solidarity groups and the Cuban Embassy held another event dedicated to Fidel Castro at Busboys and Poets, a restaurant, bar, bookstore, coffee shop and event venue in Washington, D.C.. The establishment was founded in 2005 by Andy Shallal, a good friend of Cuba.
In addition, the José Martí Cultural Association and the Alianza Martiana Coalition paid tribute to the historic Cuban leader in Miami.
Fidel Castro passed away on November 25, 2016, and major US newspapers reproduced excerpts of President Raul Castro’s speech during the announcement.
Meanwhile, The Washington Post, The New York Times and other media outlets published details of the life and work of the leader of the Cuban Revolution, whom they described as one of the most outstanding figures in in contemporary history.