Sunday, April 17, 2011

Fidel gives Raul a vote of confidence

Hundreds of thousands of civilians parade to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the failed Bay of Pigs invasion along the Plaza de la Revolucion in Havana on Saturday. (Miguel Guzman/Associated Press)

The 84-year-old revolutionary icon said in an opinion piece that the speech opening the Sixth Party Congress in Havana after Saturday's parade made him proud, a key vote of confidence in the direction his brother is taking the country.

"It has been worth the trouble to have lived to see today's events, and it is worth the trouble to always remember those who died to make them possible," Fidel wrote, adding that he felt "the same feelings of pride" when he heard Raul's address and saw the faces of the 1,000 Communist Party delegates who attended the speech.

Source: www.cbc.ca (Canada)

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