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.
Pretoria Dec 6.- Thousands of people gathered outside the old house of Nelson Mandela in Vilakazi Street, Soweto, where they sang hymns of combats and liberty to pay tribute to the late fighter for the freedom of human dignity.
Bogota, Dec 6.- The Colombian delegations to the Peace Talk paid tribute to the South African leader Nelson Mandela, who died at 95, sending condolences to that nation.
Washington, Dec 6.- Gerardo Hernandez, one of the Cuban antiterrorist fighters unjustly condemned in the United States, described the late South African leader Nelson Mandela as an example of loyalty and strength, a solidarity group informed today.