New York, Sep 14 (Prensa Latina) Diplomats accredited to the United Nations and members of the solidarity movement with Cuba have paid tribute to Fidel Castro in New York during an evening that included the launching of a book and a photo exhibition about the revolutionary leader.
The Cuban Permanent Mission at the United Nations hosted yesterday night the event, in which ambassadors and officials from Latin America, Africa, Europe and Asia, as well as activists in the Big Apple, reminded Fidel.
Activist Julio Pabon launched his book ‘Knockout’, which gives details of the visit to the South Bronx in October 1995 by the historical leader of the Cuban Revolution, who passed away in November 2016.
Pabon commented that the then New York mayor, Rudolph Giuliani, did not invite the president to a welcome dinner in honor of the heads of State participating in a summit for the 50th anniversary of the United Nations, and in response to that insult, members of the Puerto Rican community received Fidel in the Bronx.
There was a lot of pressure to suspend that meeting, and we did not relent, and I remember that when Fidel arrived in that place (Jimmy’s Bronx Cafe), we felt a very positive energy, those that only transmit love, said the author of Knockout and promoter of the historical visit.
Prensa Latina news agency exhibited about 16 photos that capture several moments of the life and work of Fidel Castro (August 13, 1926-November 25, 2016), as his meetings with world personalities, contact with the people of the island and his love for the sport.
The snapshots belong to the archive of millions of images accumulated by the Latin American news agency since its founding in 1959.