Pretoria, Dec 12.- Cuban President Raul Castro paid tribute today here to the late South African leader Nelson Mandela, at his coffin exposed at the Union Buildings executive headquarters.
Havana, Cuba, Dec 12.- South African President Jacob Zuma met in his residence, in Pretoria with Cuban Head of State Raul Castro and thanked Cuba's support during the current mourning of his people of his nation following the passing last week of Nelson Mandela.
Tehran, Dec 11.- Cuban ambassador to Iran, Vladimir Gonzalez, talked of the intimate friendship between Nelson Mandela and the historic leader of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro, during a ceremony held today in honor of the South African leader.
By Fidel Alejandro Manzanares Fernández/Radio Cadena Agramonte.
The Cuban people have lost two great friends in 2013. The passing away of Venezuela’s President Hugo Chavez brought us a deep sorrow in March, while another giant of humanity Nelson Mandela died this month.
Havana, Cuba, Dec 10.- South African ambassador to Cuba Naphtal Manana said in Havana that Mandela’s friendship towards Cuba and its leaders will deepen bilateral relations between both nations.
By Pedro Paneque Ruiz/Radio Cadena Agramonte.
The people of Cuba continue expressing their regret for the unfortunate loss of African leader Nelson Mandela, a great friend to Cuba and universal fighter for peace and equality among men.
Washington, Dec 8.- Ramón Labañino, one of the Cuban antiterrorist fighters unfairly held in U.S. prisons for 15 years, expressed deep sorrow for the demise of South African ex-president Nelson Mandela, whom he described as a symbol of justice and optimism.
Pretoria, Dec 7.- South Africa, especially Johannesburg, prepare today for a grand funeral service and express a last farewell to former President Nelson Mandela as the country awaits the arrival of presidents of dozens of nations.
By Pedro Paneque Ruiz/ Radio Cadena Agramonte.
More than a sense of grief, the passing away of Nelson Mandela has confirmed among the Cuban people, in general and the people in Camagüey, in particular, the universal dimension of his fight against racism, segregation and all manifestations of oppression in his country, the African continent and the world.
By Olga Pardo San Román/Radio Cadena Agramonte
On December 5th, the light that for 95 years illuminated the world, making of it a better world to live turned off.