Indian magazine dedicates special issue to Fidel Castro

New Delhi, Jan 14 (Prensa Latina) The Indian Society for Cultural Cooperation and Friendship (ISCUF) published in January an edition of its Amity magazine dedicated to the late leader of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro, of whom he emphasizes his defense of sovereignty And independence.

Fidel Castro is an example of the anti-imperialist struggle and played a vital role in building socialism on the Caribbean island, wrote Bijay Kumar Padhihari, secretary general of the ISCUF.

He also played a central role in the Non-Aligned Movement (MNOAL) and his action had a profound impact on the nations of the so-called Third World, he said.

For his part, former Foreign Minister Natwar Singh recalled the meeting between the Cuban leader and the Indian independence leader Jawaharlal Nehru in New York in 1960.

The Secretary General of the Seventh Summit of MNOAL, held in this capital in 1983, highlighted the role of Fidel Castro in the good progress of the event in mediating disputes between several dignitaries of member countries.

Another article highlights the trajectory of the Cuban leader after the failed assault on the Moncada Barracks on July 26, 1953, which marked the beginning of the struggle against the dictatorship of Fulgencio Batista.

Despite the economic, financial and commercial blockade of the United States for more than half a century and numerous conspiracies, the banner of socialism continues to wave in Cuba, he says.

The magazine also mentions the social achievements in health, education, social security and equality achieved by the Caribbean nation after the revolutionary triumph of 1959.

His legacy is immense, not only in Latin America but in other regions of the world, such as Africa, where tens of thousands of Cubans fought against South Africa's racist regime, he says.arc/rob