“Fidel does not belong just to Cuba, he belongs to this world of ours, to our America. After almost half a century of struggle, Fidel is able to show them his face with complete integrity and absolute morals, not only to the Cuban people, but to all the peoples of the world”.

 

Words spoken by Hugo Chávez in tribute to Fidel’s 75th birthday celebrated in Venezuela, August 13, 2001