The President of Cuba, Dr. Fidel Castro, has told delegates to a World Youth Festival?
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Background: The President of Cuba, Dr. Fidel Castro, has told delegates to a World Youth Festival in Havana that the poor of the world must be protected from oppression. Dr. Castro encouraged the delegates to fight on behalf of the poor. 23,000 young people from around the world have been at festival in Havana for ten days.
SYNOPSIS: Delegates to the festival condemned imperialism, racism. and fascism. At mock trials some nations were accused of crimes against the proletariat. Dr. Castro said the festival contributed to the life of Cuba.
Dr. Castro took the opportunity presented by the international festival to open Cuba to inspection by foreign journalists, saying that Cuba was in a state of celebration during the festival, and a wind of solidarity and optimism was blowing. He added that the festival was a beautiful occasion, and gave the 1,000-odd journalists present the chance to communicate this atmosphere to the rest of the world. It was reported from the festival that there was unprecedented and unrestricted access to ordinary Cubans and their way of life. Dr. Castro also spoke of a calm wind of humanity blowing through Cuba.
Dr. Castro advocated fighting a war on war, with soldiers struggling to bring peace and freedom, as had happened in Cuba. Late last month Dr. Castro delivered a major speech on international affairs during the 25th anniversary of an attack which marked the start of Cuba's revolution.
Dr. Castro proposes a similar process in the parts of the world where, he says, the poor will not resign themselves to oppression. The poor, he said, will learn how to achieve peace and gain freedom.