For his contribution to Latin American integration and the creation of a more just world, the National University of Lanus in Argentina, will grant the Title of Doctor Honoris Causa to the historic leader of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro.
The decision by the board of directors of that university in Buenos Aires also states that the highly significant distinction will be bestowed upon Fidel Castro for his support for progress in health, education, and the increase of life expectancy in his country.
It is also a recognition of Fidel Castro’s remarkable solidarity with Argentina in its legitimate claim of sovereignty over the Malvinas (Falkland) Islands.
The document, to which Prensa Latina had access, states that the title is part of a series of Honoris Causa doctorates conferred “upon important leaders for their contribution to Latin American integration and a new, fairer, and more humane multipolar world order.”
Late Presidents Hugo Chavez and Nestor Kirchner, former statesman Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, and Presidents Evo Morales, Nicolas Maduro and Daniel Ortega have also received the distinction.
The text also stresses that despite facing blockades “and all kind of plots that have seriously affected the countryâ�Ös economy” over the last 55 years, the 2013 Human Development Report of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) places Cuba 59th out of 187 nations.
Cuban ambassador Jorge Lamadrid, representing Fidel Castro, will receive the title tonight during an activity at the Main Lecture hall of the National University in Lanus.