Cristina Fernandez calls attend Mass honor of the Pope in Cuba Havana, Sep 19 (Prensa Latina) The president of Argentina, Cristina Fernandez, today described as an honor the invitation to attend an historic event in Cuba as the Mass of Pope Francis, scheduled for tomorrow in the Plaza of the Revolution.
She said in press statements that visit the island is always a great pleasure for ‘being in this land that has been an example of heroism, courage and convictions’.
Referring to the mass of the Supreme Pontiff, she said that Pope will be there ‘not only for Cubans and those who will be here, but for the world’.
We will always support Cuba against the economic, commercial and financial blockade, she said, there is no democratic country in Latin America and the world that does not repudiate that policy of the United States.
‘The walls and the blockades are falling and when they do not fall due to our actions, end up falling under the weight of the history,” she said after arriving at Jose Marti airport in Havana.
You earned the place you have, she said. Anybody has given anything to Cuba, you, Cubans, have earned your achievements.
Argentina’s president arrived in Cuba on an official visit and is expected to meet with her peer from the Caribbean island, Raul Castro.
This is the fourth time that Fernandez visits Havana. Her most recent stay was in January 2014 to attend the Second Summit of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (Celac).
Both countries have excellent links, as this nation stands in solidarity with Argentina in its claim for sovereignty of Malvinas Islands and the battle being waged against vulture funds, within the framework of the United Nations General Assembly and other regional and international forums.
Both countries also have important economic and cooperation ties in education, health, sports and scientific-technical sectors.