Letters and Messages

Message from Maradona to Fidel


Last January 11, I left Havana with the happiness of knowing that you were well and the pride of being, once again, the bearer of your message, your eternal friendship and your concern for the problems of the world.
It was the happiness I needed to begin the second season of De Zurda, broadcasted by the Telesur, which had its special first program in Havana setting off for the America Cup to be held in Chile.  
As I am an exceptional witness to your efforts for Venezuela to carry on the victorious path outlined by that other giant and mutual friend, the unforgettable Commander Hugo Chavez, I inform you that next February 28 and March 1, the “De Zurda Viajero” will be broadcasted from Caracas, Venezuela.  Most certainly, these will be two very touching programs in which football will not be the only topic.   
Fidel, if I learned something throughout all these years of sincere and beautiful friendship with you, it was that there is no price for loyalty, that a friend is more valuable than all the world’s gold and that ideas are not negotiable. That is why De Zurda pays homage to our friendship.  
Used to your “historical” goals, I want to thank you for your letter that made me the bearer of your happy existence.  Over a month has elapsed and many persons wish to know the content of that letter.  With your usual kindness you assured me that it would only be made public if I decided so.  I not only want to make its content known, but also want to share with everybody my reply.  
With my best wishes my Commander friend,
Diego Armando Maradona