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Yesterday, the UN General Assembly pays special tribute to Fidel, the tireless revolutionary, who died on November 25 at the age of 90.

 

Fidel was in New York City in 1960 as the head of the Cuban delegation to the United Nations. On September 26 he spoke at the General Assembly and denounced the hostility of US policy toward Cuba and other nations in Latin America, Asia and Africa. While there, Fidel met with a number of African-American leaders at Harlem, including Malcolm-X. He returned to the United Nations with deep speeches in 1979, 1995 and 2000.

Yesterday, the UN General Assembly pays special tribute to Fidel, the tireless revolutionary, who died on November 25 at the age of 90.

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The President of the 71st Session of the Assembly, Peter Thomson, called him one of the most influential icons and leaders of the 20th century, also he called the historic leader of the Cuban Revolution a skilled orator, capable of attracting the attention of crowds, who placed the island on the world stage, for his commitment to fight against an unequal world order.

Thomson emphasized the vision of the revolutionary leader, with his call to save the world from war, underdevelopment, hunger, poverty and the destruction of the natural resources indispensable for the survival of humanity.

Ambassadors from various continents highlighted the legacy of Fidel Castro on behalf of global and regional organizations.

The Group of 77 plus China, the Non-Aligned Movement, the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States, the African Group, the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, the Caribbean Community and the Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of Our America honored to the Cuban leader, who died on November 25.

Countries such as Russia, Venezuela, India, China, South Africa, Vietnam, Angola, Belarus and Iran also paid tribute to the leader.

True to Jose Marti’s ethics that” all the glory of the world fits into a grain of corn “, the leader of the Cuban Revolution rejected any manifestation of personality cult and was consistent with that attitude until the last hours of life, insisting on that, once deceased, its name and its figure were never used to denominate institutions, squares, parks, avenues, streets or other public places, nor erected in its memory monuments, busts, statues and other similar forms of tribute.

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