PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (sentinel.ht) – A delegation of nine Haitian senators left the country Friday towards Cuba where they will participate in the ceremonies of homage to Fidel Castro, the father of the Cuban revolution. Meanwhile, Haitiano-Cuban professional societies and civil society organizations will hold activities in Haiti.
Senator Jean-Marie Salomon (Sud/OPL), a member of the delegation, said that it was a duty for Haitian officials to take part in tribute ceremonies to the Cuban leader. He recalled the historical significance of the battle of Castro for the masses and the great cooperation between Cuba and Haiti.
Castro died on November 25 at the age of 90 years.
The Haitian Advocacy Platform for Alternative Development (PAPDA) and other Haitian organizations of professionals trained in Cuba announced a series of activities including debate-conferences and a patriotic vigil taking place over the weekend in tribute to Fidel Castro.
PAPDA Executive Director Camille Chalmers said Fidel Castro is an emblematic figure in the struggle for the respect of social equality and justice in the world. He stressed that the Cuban leader has put his entire life to the service of all nations who were under the influence of imperialist powers, particularly the United States.
Professor Chalmers said he believes that Haiti can learn a lot from how Fidel Castro lived.