By Circles Robinson

Cuba will host the next ALBA Summit on December 14-15.  Photo: Caridad
Havana will host the next ALBA Summit on December 14-15. Photo: Caridad

HAVANA TIMES, Nov. 16 – Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez invited on Sunday former Cuban President Fidel Castro to attend the upcoming December summit of the Bolivarian Alternative for the Americas (ALBA) Summit in Havana.

Chavez said that Castro has his full “physical and mental faculties”, 40 months after he disappeared from the public eye after undergoing life threatening intestinal surgery, reported IPS.

The Venezuelan leader has been the leading spokesperson on Fidel’s health and recovery since the initial surgery.  He has also visited him on numerous occasions.

Fidel is considered the senior advisor to the administration of his brother President Raul Castro, and he writes a regular column, almost exclusively on international subjects, for the local press.

Over the last three-plus years he has also met in private with visiting political leaders and other personalities.  Some of those encounters were reported on in the local media.

The ALBA initiative emphasizes social development, solidarity and mutually beneficial economic cooperation.

The Alliance is currently comprised of nine member states: Venezuela, Cuba, Bolivia, Nicaragua, Honduras, Ecuador, Dominica, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, and Antigua and Barbuda.


6 thoughts on “Fidel Castro May Go Public

  • greetings all, ALBA is a very great initiative that will, as it as already proven and will continue to improve, lead to much needed improvement in our global human well being and social conditions. For those who may think different, only time will tell. Remember, where there are governments there are nation states, therefore government will always have a role to play. The questian is, would you want your government to take your taxes to bailout the already mega wealthy multinationals who then rewards CEOs with millions in unreasonable bonuses are should government in addition to revenues collected as taxes along with earnings from the nations natural resourse reinvest those revenues back into the valuable citizens of the nation state. Maggie, on need to worry all shall be well.

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