Fidel Castro’s Peace Efforts Acknowledged by the World Peace
HAVANA, Cuba, Apr 29 (acn) The World Peace Council granted
Commander in Chief Fidel Castro on Friday the Olive of Peace,
for being a constant example in the struggle for the peaceful
coexistence of nations.
Cuban Parliament President Ricardo Alarcon received the
Olive of Peace given to Fidel during the first day of the
meeting of the organization’s Executive Committee, which
winds up on Saturday, attended by representatives from 40
The Olive of Peace consists in a wood sculpture
representing the globe with olive branches representing
peace on top, by Greek artist Kosta Rotos.
Likewise, the Brazilian Center for Solidarity with the
Peoples and the Struggle for Peace gave Fidel a painting by
Ediria Amazonas, which reflects the struggle and historic
demands of workers from around the world.
Also acknowledged for their struggle against terrorism
and for the preservation of peace were Rene Gonzalez,
Antonio Guerrero, Ramon Labañino, Fernando Gonzalez and
Gerardo Hernandez, Heroes of the Republic of Cuba,
incarcerated in the United States since 1998 for warning
about violent acts against their people.
While addressing participants in the meeting, Alarcon
denounced that confessed assassin Luis Posada Carriles
enjoys Washington’s official protection, and that from US
territory he announces future crimes with absolute impunity.
He stressed that, for trying to prevent such attacks, The
Five were given harsh punishment and are serving long, cruel
sentences, in the face of the indolence of the US legal
system and the silence of the mainstream media.
Maria del Socorro, president of the World Peace Council,
underlined that in the battle to defend world harmony and
justice, they will never let up in their efforts to achieve
the release of The Five, so the incarcerated Cuban
antiterrorists return to their homeland soon.
She also pointed out that participants in the meeting
will march at Havana’s Revolution Square on May 1st,
International Workers’ Day.
Also participating in the meeting are relatives of The
Five and leaders and members of solidarity-with-Cuba
organizations, among others.