Leaders, figures and organizations worldwide recalled the legacy of the Comandante en Jefe Fidel Castro Ruz, on the fourth anniversary of his physical disappearance, November 25.
Cuba’s President of the Republic Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez paid tribute to the historic leader of the Cuban Revolution on his Twitter, writing: "Fidel: How do I greet you? Every day we strive to follow in your footsteps".
For his part, Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro Moros described Fidel in a tweet as "the teacher, father and man of ideas" who taught us to never surrender when it comes to defending the cause of the oppressed, and reiterated, "Four years since your departure to eternity, the Venezuelan people take your presence into every battle and every victory."
A communiqué from the Venezuelan Foreign Ministry also evokes the greatness of the man who Comandante Hugo Chávez defined as the "Caesar of dignity and socialism," while recalling "his legacy of unwavering struggle for sovereignty and independence, and his example of integrity, courage, solidarity and justice, which continues to guide the awakening of the peoples, in spite of the permanent, criminal attacks of imperialism.”
In a message to Army General Raúl Castro Ruz, first secretary of the Communist Party of Cuba Central Committee and President Miguel Díaz-Canel, from Nicaragua, Comandante Daniel Ortega and Vice President Rosario Murillo emphasized that Fidel is "the intelligence and heart of our Revolutions, of our struggles, of our efforts, of our invariable commitment.”
The official website of the leader of Iran’s Islamic Revolution, Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei published for the first time statements made at a meeting with Fidel on May 9, 2001. "I have known him for years, and our people hold his name and his correct positions in high esteem. Undoubtedly, the common points and affinities we share have played an important role in creating the cordial and spiritual ties that exist between us (...). I hope that your visit to Iran will open a new chapter in relations between our countries. Although we are far apart geographically, we can have close ties and relations," Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei stated at the time.
Legislators, Cuban diplomats, representatives of friendship associations and graduates of Cuban universities also paid tribute, in different regions of the planet, to the Comandante en jefe, recalling his enduring legacy supporting humanity’s just causes.