TRIBUTE: The father of the Cuban Revolution Fidel Castro died Friday night in Havana at the age of 90 years, announced his brother Raul, who succeeded him in power in 2006 … Since the reactions to his death multiply …
Francois Hollande greets a figure of the twentieth century. Fidel Castro has “embodied the Cuban Revolution,” in his “hopes” and “disillusionment”, said on Saturday the president François Hollande , after the death of the Cuban leader to age 90 .
“Fidel Castro was a figure of the twentieth century,” says the Head of State in a statement. “He embodied the Cuban revolution, in the hopes it had raised then in the disillusionment she had caused. Actor of the Cold War, it corresponded to a period which ended with the collapse of the Soviet Union. He had known for Cubans represent the pride of the rejection of foreign domination.”
F. Castro a incarné la révolution dans les espoirs qu’elle a suscités puis les désillusions qu’elle a provoquées https://t.co/3bzdfY6QtM
— Élysée (@Elysee) November 26, 2016
The national secretary of the French Communist Party (PCF), Pierre Laurent , has hailed him “a leader of the movement for human emancipation,” who “stood up to US imperialism.”
— Pierre Laurent (@plaurent_pcf) November 26, 2016
The candidate of the Left Front in the presidential election, Jean-Luc Mélenchon , also reacted to the death of the Cuban leader on his Twitter account, calling for a rally in Paris this Saturday at 6pm, near the Grand Palace in the 8th arrondissement of Paris.
À la mémoire de Fidel, fleurs et bougies. 18 heures à Paris. Au pied de la statue de Simon Bolivar.
— Jean-Luc Mélenchon (@JLMelenchon) November 26, 2016
The socialist president of Venezuela Nicolás Maduro called to “continue the legacy” of the father of the Cuban Revolution Fidel Castro. “All the revolutionaries of the world, we have to continue his legacy and his banner of independence, socialism, human homeland,” said he wrote on his Twitter account.
— Nicolás Maduro (@NicolasMaduro) November 26, 2016
Russian President Vladimir Putin has meanwhile described the Cuban leader as “a symbol of an era” in a statement. “This man emeritus State is rightly regarded as the symbol of an era in the modern history of the world,” Putin said in a message to Cuban President Raul Castro, adding that “Fidel Castro was a sincere friend reliable and Russia. ”
The former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev said to him that Castro could “strengthen” his country and resist the US blockade. “Fidel resisted and strengthened his country in the United States embargo hardest, when there was a monumental pressure on him and he was able (…) to lead his country on the path of independent development,” said the last leader of the USSR, quoted by Interfax.