The time in Havana, Cuba
Lanus, Argentine.-The National University of Lanus (UNLa) in Argentina has granted the Title of Doctor Honoris Causa to the historic leader of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro, for among other reasons, his Latin Americanism, solidarity, and humanitarian work.
"We do not teach only with books, we also teach by good example, and it is Fidel Castro himself who taught us and continues teaching, through his revolutionary example, human solidarity, the correctness of his ideas, his firm resistance and conviction that a better world is possible," said the rector of that university, Ana Jaramillo, at the ceremony yesterday evening.
Managua, Nicaragua.-Nicaraguan priest and former Foreign Minister Miguel d'' Escoto met here today with Laura Labanino, a daughter of Cuban hero Ramon Labanino, unfairly held in US prisons since 1998.
Ramon, along with Gerardo Hernandez, Rene Gonzalez, Antonio Guerrero and Fernando Gonzalez, were detained and given harsh prison sentences for monitoring Miami-based terrorist groups operating against Cuba.
Lisbon, Portugal.-Cuban Ambassador to Portugal Johana Tablada categorically rejected the criticism to the Cuban medical cooperation made recently by Jose Manuel Silva, president of Portuguese Bastionario da Ordem dos Medicos. In a note sent to Portuguese news agency LUSA, the Cuban Ambassador regarded the opinions by Jose Manuel Silva as disrespectful and irrational.
Tablada said Silva ignored the history of the medical agreements between Cuba and Portugal.