Cuban Prime Minister highlights Fidel’s historic speech at the UN

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Havana, Sep 26 (Prensa Latina) Sixty years ago the rebellious voice of the peoples of Latin America was heard for the first time in the UN in the words of Fidel, Cuban Prime Minister Manuel Marrero assured today.

Through his Twitter account, the head of government recalled that on September 26, 1960, the historic leader Fidel Castro delivered his historic speech at the United Nations.

The Cuban people will continue making history because we are continuity, Marrero added.

Prior to that, Cuban President Miguel Díaz-Canel highlighted the validity of Fidel’s words and emphasized that the island will always address the world under the principle of truth, as did the leader of the Revolution.

Sixty years ago, the then Cuban Prime Minister spoke for the first time before the largest UN body and his speech, which lasted almost five hours, is among the longest given there.

He is also one of the most critical and harshest against the philosophy of war and dispossession.

The denunciation of numerous actions by the US government against the Cuban Revolution and of the use of force through the growing arms race were the central arguments of that speech, which provoked repeated ovations and applause.

Fidel Castro (1926-2016) arrived in New York City shortly after the triumph of the Revolution on the Caribbean island in January 1959, and this aroused the animosity of the US government, which imposed numerous restrictions and offered him disrespectful treatment.

 

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