Havana, Cuba, May 2.- A remarkable international impact had the massive parade on May Day held on Friday in the Cuban capital, which was attended by Nicolas Maduro Moro, President of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela -a special guest.
The celebration for the day of world proletariat held at Havana’s Jose Marti Revolution Square was reflected by a large variety of media outlets, particularly television networks, news agencies and radio stations of several countries, with accredited staff or from their respective places.
In spite of the inclemency of the weather, thousands of Cuban men and women demonstrated their unrestricted support for the revolutionary process and its leaders.
Telesur, a multinational television network based in Caracas, cited Maduro’s statements before leaving for Havana, saying he had been invited to the parade of the combative people on the island.
On the same subject, the Venezuelan News Agency pointed out that after his participation in the May Day parade in Cuba, Maduro would return to the South American nation to attend the march convened by workers in Caracas.
A note by Mexico’s Notimex news agency announced that the visiting statesman would return to Caracas at noon, after a lightning trip to Havana.
EFE, the Spanish news agency, underlined that the massive celebration of May Day in Cuba is a date without labor demands in Spain. Labor Day is synonymous with festivity and mass parades across the country, being that of Havana’s Revolution Square the central rally, it added.
The Latin American News Agency Prensa Latina confirmed that the Cuban workers marched on Friday in the squares throughout the country, in rallies of majority support for the Revolution and the construction of a prosperous and sustainable socialism.
In the capital, where traditionally near a million people parade, the march was opened by a compact group of health professionals that have carried out an outstanding work both in Cuba and abroad, a task currently performed by more than 50 000 specialists in 67 nations, it specified.
Another cause for celebration for Cubans, it specified, was the presence at Revolution Square of the Cuban Five, Gerardo Hernandez, Ramon Labañino, Antonio Guerrero, Rene Gonzalez and Fernando Gonzalez, who served long and unjust sentences in prisons of the United States.
Radio Havana Cuba highlighted that Army General Raul Castro, president of the councils of State and Ministers, headed the mass parade for International Workers Day at Havana’s Revolution Square, for which Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro was a special guest.(acn)