Cuban Prime Minister Fidel Castro left Lima's Jorge Chavez airport on Saturday (4 December) after a series of informal talks with Peruvian President Juan Velasco Alvarado.
Cuban Prime Minister Fidel Castro left Lima's Jorge Chavez airport on Saturday (4 December) after a series of informal talks with Peruvian President Juan Velasco Alvarado. Dr. Castro was making a brief stopover in Lima on his way to Ecuador and Havana after his 25-day visit to Chile.
SYNOPSIS: Lima's Jorge Chavez airport was filled with flag and banner-waving crowds last Saturday to see Cuban Premier Fidel Castro off to Ecuador. The Cuban Prime Minister had made a brief stop-over in the peruvian capital for informal talks with President Juan Velasco Alvarado. Dr. Castro was returning home from his 25-day visit to Chile via Peru and Ecuador.
Following his stop-over in Peru, the Cuban Prime Minister met Ecuadorean President Jose Maria Velasco Ibarra in the Pacific port of Guayaquil. Dr. Castro returned to Havana on Sunday. According to eh Chilean-Cuban communique published in Havana upon his return. Dr. Castro's visit marked the and of Cuba's isolation in Latin America. The communique was quoted as saying that the visit was a stop towards an understanding by Latin American nations that they must unite to confront the powerful interests which have slowed their development.
The visit was the Cuban Prime Minister's first aboard in almost eight years and his first to Latin America since 1959.