HAVANA, Cuba.- More than a thousand delegates representing 95 countries participate in the Anti-Imperialist Meeting of Solidarity for Democracy and against Neoliberalism, inaugurated in the Convention Palace.
Its opening session was attended by J Jose Ramon Machado Ventura, Second Secretary of the Party Central Committee; Esteban Lazo, President of the Parliament and the Council of State, other members of the Political Bureau, and the Prime Minister of St. Vincent and the Grenadines.
Children’s Theater Company La Colmenita, directed by Carlos Alberto Cremata, shared a tribute to the leader of the Cuban Revolution, Commander-in-Chief Fidel Castro, inspirer of the struggles for a better world.
Between poems and songs they made a semblance of who remains one of those men that do not die, whose enlightening political thinking illuminates these times of great challenges for humanity.
Fidel in the Memory of Latin Americans and Caribbeans
The first tribute at the Anti-imperialist Meeting of Solidarity, for Democracy and against Neoliberalism was for Fidel in the words of Fernando Gonzalez, President of the Cuban Institute for Friendship with the Peoples, ICAP.
Gonzalez expressed that Cuba welcomes you with a people who have been fighting for more than 150 years and 60 years of Revolution and resistance to the blockade, aggression and hostility of U.S. imperialism.
The President of ICAP pointed out that only solidarity and unity of all can save us and make us overcome in the face of an empire emboldened with a right servile to the most retrograde foreign interests.
The official recalled the words of the President of the Republic of Cuba, Miguel Diaz-Canel, when he claimed that the Trump Administration wants to cut off our light and water until we suffocate, so you must know that we do not understand each other.
Victory Belongs to Those Who Resist
Preventing neoliberal policies from advancing is urgent and fundamental, Fernando Gonzalez Llort, president of ICAP, warned at the opening of the Anti-Imperialist Meeting of Solidarity, Democracy and against Neoliberalism.
Gonzalez Llort noted that culture and the media are a powerful arsenal of the right, so left-wing movements and progressive governments must wage their battles from ideas.
The Hero of the Republic of Cuba condemned the assassination of social leaders in Colombia, highlighted the island’s support for the Puerto Rican rebellion against colonialism and support for the right of the Palestinian people in the struggle for freedom.
The ICAP President also congratulated Bolivia and Argentina on the recent election results and called on the international community to support Cuba’s UN resolution against the U.S. blockade.
Unitary Will to Fight
Jordania Urena, from the Secretariat of the Confederation of Workers’ Unions of the Americas, reaffirmed the support for Cuba, which for 60 years has sustained its irreducible project in the face of the empire’s most ruthless attacks.
Urena ratified the unitary vocation of struggle and resistance of hundreds of popular movements and organizations in the face of the challenges of confronting the structural causes preventing peoples to have worthy and rights lives.
Evelyn Nawaces, head of the SWAPO Party Bench in the National Assembly of Namibia, passed on a message of solidarity from her country and from Africa to Cuba, as part of the continent’s history of fighting for independence and sovereignty.
Delegates from 95 countries participate in the Anti-imperialist Meeting of Solidarity for Democracy and against Neoliberalism.