Fidel Castro Receives Venezuela’s Maduro

Nicolas Maduro and Fidel Castro en La Habana el 19 de agosto de 2014. Foto: cubdebate.cu

HAVANA TIMES — Former Cuban President Fidel Castro received the Venezuelan leader Nicolas Maduro at his home in Havana on Tuesday. Castro congratulated Maduro for his sending a plane of assistance to the population in Gaza, reported dpa news.

In an article published in the official press, Castro stated: “I congratulated Maduro for his extraordinary solidarity with the heroic people of the Gaza Strip.”

Castro, who turned 88 on August 13, called the Israeli military offensive against Gaza a “genocide” and “holocaust” for Palestinians.

Fidel continues to be the leading advisor to his brother President Raul Castro, especially regarding foreign affairs. He refrains from commenting in public about domestic issues.

Maduro is in the midst of a cabinet shuffle in Venezuela as his government moves to take drastic measures to confront the difficult economic situation facing the country, which includes acute shortages of basic consumer items.

Fidel Castro was like a father and mentor to the late Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez and it is suspected that he, and his brother Raul, play a key advice giving role with Maduro.


18 thoughts on “Fidel Castro Receives Venezuela’s Maduro

  • September 18, 2016 at 4:36 pm
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    Dani, look where Lula and Dilma’s activities have now landed them! Between them they successfully screwed up Brazil’s economy.
    Maduro by pursuing the pollcies propounded by Fidel Castro has achieved the highest inflation rate in the world – even exceeding those of socialist Zimbabwe.

  • August 30, 2014 at 7:14 am
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    You posted your comment twice, so I will respond again:

    There was absolutely nothing into criticism of Mandela which could possibly construed as racist. I made no reference to his race what so ever. It may be of interest to you to know I am of mixed race background.

    I take deep umbrage at being called a racist, especially for a comment which had nothing to do with race. Shall I call you a child molestor because I disagree with one of your comments? It would be no less grounded in fact than your insult to me.

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