Bou­ter­se: “Castro was one of the big­gest world lea­ders of the cen­tu­ry”

Times of Suriname - - ENGELS -

The la­te Cu­ban lea­der Fidel Castro me­ant a lot to Su­ri­na­me. Pre­si­dent De­si Bou­ter­se is­sued a sta­te­ment, in­di­ca­ting that es­pe­ci­al­ly the he­al­th­ca­re and the sci­en­ti­fic edu­ca­ti­on we­re rai­sed to a hig­her le­vel in Su­ri­na­me thanks to Castro.

Bou­ter­se of­fe­red con­do­len­ces to Cu­ba on be­half of the Su­ri­na­me­se pe­o­p­le. The for­mer long­ti­me Cu­ban lea­der Fidel Castro pas­sed away Fri­day at the age of 90. “We are re­fer­ring to the big num­ber of Cu­ban doc­tors who ha­ve been sent to Su­ri­na­me sin­ce the eigh­ties. We are al­so re­fer­ring to the hund­reds of Su­ri­na­me­se stu­dents who we­re gran­ted Cu­ban scho­lar­ships and at­ten­ded clas­ses at Cu­ban uni­ver­si­ties”, said the Of­fi­ce of the Pre­si­dent in the sta­te­ment. The Su­ri­na­me­se govern­ment cal­l­ed Castro one of the big­gest world lea­ders of the past cen­tu­ry who wor­ked hard against op­pres­si­on and ai­med at the li­be­ra­ti­on and de­vel­op­ment of third world coun­tries. Castro al­so achie­ved much in La­tin Ame­ri­ca and Afri­ca and the Su­ri­na­me­se govern­ment is gra­te­ful for that. Castro was cre­ma­ted on Sa­tur­day. Cu­ba has an­noun­ced ni­ne days of mourning. Fidel Castro gover­ned Cu­ba as pri­me mi­nis­ter from 1959 to 1976 and then ser­ved as pre­si­dent for 32 ye­ars be­fo­re he was suc­cee­ded by his bro­ther Raul in 2008.

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