ACN: Interview with Young Activist from Massachusetts

Merri Ansara

Young Americans Visit Fidel Castro Center (+Photos)


Havana, Nov 25 (ACN) More than 50 young Americans visited the Fidel Castro Center in the capital today, one year after its inauguration and on the occasion of the sixth anniversary of the physical departure of the historic leader of the Cuban Revolution. 

When welcoming them to the institution, Elier Ramírez Cañedo, its deputy director, explained that the project was created in an exceptional way for the study and dissemination of the work and thought of the Commander in Chief, and that they received about 77,000 people in twelve months after its opening.

The young people of the northern country are attending the Cuba-United States Youth Friendship Meeting that takes place in Havana until November 28 and sets guidelines in the actions carried out to normalize relations between the two countries.

Calla Walsh, 18 years old, from Boston, Massachusetts, said that Fidel Castro is a paradigm for the youth of the world, and expressed that his visit to the largest of the Antilles allows to know the reality of the country without misrepresentations of the media. of international communication.

He told the Cuban News Agency that the young people of the Caribbean nation are creative, inspiring and have overcome the impact of the economic, commercial and financial blockade imposed by Washington more than 60 years ago.

The deputy director of the Fidel Castro Center pointed out that in this space in the neighborhood of El Vedado the presence of the leader is felt and the site reflects his link with the people.

According to Ramírez Cañedo, the Commander in Chief deeply admired the American citizens and learned about the history and politics of the United States.

The Meeting began last Thursday with a Youth Hornet's Nest, in which the participants denounced the effects of the inhumane policy imposed by the White House against the Antillean nation.

As part of the visit to Cuba, the young people will participate tomorrow in the ceremony for the anniversary of the execution of the eight medical students.