Cuban President Osvaldo Dorticos flew from Havana, May 22, for a 3-week tour of five South American countries and Mexico.
Cuban President Osvaldo Dorticos flew from Havana, May 22, for a 3-week tour of five South American countries and Mexico. Accompanying him was Foreign Minister, Paul Roa and other high-ranking Government and military officials. At the airport, standing in heavy rain to bid farewell, as Premier Fidel Castro.
First stop on the President's tour is Buenos Aires where he will participate in Argentina's celebration of 150 years of independence. Main object of the tour is reported to be the portrayal by Dr. Dorticos of the Cuban revolution as a movement of anti-imperialist liberation that deserves active backing throughout Latin America.
It is believed that the Cuban President and Dr Roa will try an to persuade the Governments of Argentina, Brazil, Uruguay and Peru to attend the "hunger conference" of the world's under-developed countries scheduled to be held in Havana in September. Venezuela and Mexico, the other two countries to be visited have said they would attend if other Latin-American states did.