The World Peace Council and the entire anti-imperialist peace movement worldwide, is in grief and pain with the loss of our beloved comrade Fidel Castro, Commander in Chief of the Cuban Revolution, emblematic figure and leader of the Cuban people.
It is hard to find the adequate words to describe the life and character of such a leader, who dedicated his life to the revolutionary ideas, to the implementation of the noblest ideals of humanity in the construction of socialism on the island of Cuba.
Fidel , as all people were calling him, served as guerrilla leader, as defender of the sovereignty of Cuba as the soul of the dignity of the Cuban people. He championed as leader of the Cuban Revolution and as genuine internationalist he became the source of inspiration for dozens of nations and hundreds of millions of people in the world.
Fidel was awarded with dozens of medals amongst them by the World Peace Council for his lifetime contribution to the cause of Peace and Antiimperialist struggle. Fidel was respected by friends and opponents as a leader of principles and determination. Fidel was a symbol for the poor and the oppressed in Latin America, in Africa, in Asia, in the Middle East and in Europe. The masses of people worldwide identified themselves through him with the Cuban Revolution.
Fidel will be never forgotten, his example will be followed by the generations to come in Cuba and the world.
The World Peace Council is expressing its feelings of grief and its deepest condolences to his family, to the leadership of the Cuban Revolution, to the Communist Party of Cuba and to the Cuban Movement for Peace and Sovereignty of the Peoples (MOVPAZ).
Hasta la Victoria Siempre, Comandante!
Athens November 26, 2016
The Secretariat of WPC