In his latest Reflections, entitled “To Sleep with Open Eyes”, Fidel Castro referred to the recently-concluded Summit of the Americas, held in Cartagena de Indias, Colombia, where representatives from 33 countries of the western hemisphere gathered.
The vast majority of them, he said, demand answers to economic and social problems of great importance that hit the region with the most unequal distribution of wealth in the world.
I do not want to anticipate the views of millions of people, capable of analyzing in depth and in cold blood the problems of Latin America, the Caribbean and the rest of a globalized world, where few have everything and others have nothing, he said.
No matter what it is call, the system imposed by imperialism in this hemisphere is exhausted and cannot stand up.
Fidel Castro referred to the participation of U.S. President Barack Obama in the meeting, who sometimes was defeated by fatigue and closed his eyes involuntarily, but sometimes he slept with his eyes open.
Far from the brilliant and lucid thought of Bolivar and Marti are the words chewed, sweetened and monotonously repeated by the illustrious Nobel Prize winner, said in a ridiculous tour of the fields of Colombia and which I listened to yesterday afternoon, Fidel Castro affirmed.
According to the Cuban leader, those words served only to recall the speeches of the Alliance for Progress, 51 years ago, when the monstrous crimes that hit this hemisphere had not yet been committed, where Cuba fought not only for the right to independence, but to exist as a nation.
Fidel Castro stressed that the Yankee transnational companies will never give in controlling the land, water, mines and natural resources of our countries.
Its soldiers should leave military bases and withdraw its troops from each and every of our territories, give in to unequal trade and plundering our nations,” he expressed.
According to Fidel Castro, Colombians, in whose country the discredited Summit was held, are industrious and sacrificed people who, as others, need the help from their Latin American brothers, in this case, Venezuelans, Brazilians, Ecuadorians, Peruvians and others.
With that partnership the countries can do what the Yankees, with their sophisticated weapons, their expansionism and their insatiable material appetite, will never do, he emphasized.
Like no other time in history, he stressed, Jose Marti’s farsighted formula would be necessary: Trees are to line up in order not to allow the seven-league giant to come through! It is time to reckon, and to walk together, and we must go forward in close ranks, like silver in the roots of the Andes.
Perhaps the Latin American and Caribbean Community (CELAC) will become what it should be, a hemispheric political organization, except the United States and Canada. Its decadent and unsustainable empire has already won the right to rest in peace, Fidel Castro noted.
Taken from Prensa Latina