“The world ought to eternally be grateful to the millions of Vietnamese who, at the cost of their lives and of enormous suffering, spilt their blood in order to show the other peoples of the world that dignity and love of homeland and justice are invincible.”
References to the original: Speech at an official reception in Vietnam. February 22, 2003
“The Cuban people are very much aware of the extraordinary role played by the people of Viet Nam within the world’s revolutionary movement and in people’s liberation struggles.  Viet Nam has taught an unforgettable lesson to all the exploited and oppressed peoples.”
References to the original: Speech delivered by Fidel at the reception offered by the Vietnam authorities on the occasion of his visit to that country. September 12, 1973.