Latin America Has Only One Alternative: to Unite, Fight and Overcome
Cuban President Raul Castro said on Monday (26), that his country supports the right of Venezuela to defend itself from threats and provocations, ending the first bi-national presidential summit meeting. We fight for peace and harmony between our brother peoples and our leaders always have this objective, but in case of any problem, no one has any doubt about whose side Cuba will be on, President Raul Castro said.
In his speech at the close of the meeting, the Cuban president warned that we are living in a difficult international environment in which political instability, and economic and environmental degradation is compounded by the threat of new war adventures in different places in the world.
In our area - he added - the installation of U.S. military bases in Colombia threatens regional stability and the sovereignty of neighboring states. We support the right of Venezuela to defend itself from threats and provocations, Raul Castro emphasized.
For 200 years, since the beginning of our wars of independence and since long before that, historical experience has taught us that "Our America" has only one alternative: to unite, fight and overcome.
The Cuban President assured that the first presidential summit opens a new stage in relations in the direction of an Economic Union.
From Prensa Latina
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