Raul Castro leaves office with a noteworthy legacy

Raul Castro leaves office with a noteworthy legacy
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19 April 2021
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Mexico, Apr 19 (Prensa Latina) Army General Raul Castro left the post of First Secretary of the Communist Party of Cuba (PCC) leaving a noteworthy legacy in national and universal history, assures on Monday Mexican journalist Teodoro Renteria.
 
In his daily Comentario a Tiempo section, widely broadcasted in numerous radio, television and written press media, the jounalist, who is also the leader of the Latin American Federation of Journalists and leader of the National College of Journalism Graduates, highlights Raul Castro's trajectory, teachings and personality.

Renteria explains that despite it is true everything has a cycle; in this special case, for its international dimensions, Raul Castro's personal decision closes a cycle of a much larger process. A process initiated by his brother Fidel Castro with the attack to the Moncada Barracks, and a program outlined in the 'History Will Absolve Me' speech, which has been more than fulfilled.

He quotes Raul Castro at the opening of the 8t Congress of the PCC; Castro emphasized the Congress was being held on a transcendental historic date: the 60th anniversary of the proclamation of the socialist character of the Revolution, and of the mercenary defeat at Playa Giron (Bay of Pigs), arranged and financed by the US government.

The reporter points out that the Congress - which concluded on Monday - was marked by the restrictions imposed by the fight against the Covid-19 pandemic, and in the midst of the battle of a criminally blocked economy that has still shown its capacity to resist the obstacles imposed by the United States.

In the field of international relations, says Renteria, Raul Castro denounced the strengthening of the enemy counteroffensive, when the leadership of the US foreign policy fell into the hands of sinister persons, linked to episodes of interference and interventionism in our region, and associated with elements of the Cuban-American ultra-right wing of known terrorist and corrupt trajectory.

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