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Cuban MP Mariela Castro Espin Presented OFL Workers' Rights Award at World Pride Event Print E-mail

Mariela Castro Espin Named OFL Outstanding Workers' Rights Advances Award Recipient

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - June 26, 2014) - The Ontario Federation of Labour (OFL) has presented Mariela Castro Espin of Cuba with the OFL Outstanding Workers' Rights Advances Award for 2014. Ms. Castro Espin was presented the award by Sid Ryan, President of the OFL, at a reception hosted by the Canadian Labour Congress at Pride Labour House on June 26, 2014.

Cuba was conspicuously absent in Mandela coverage Print E-mail

by August Nimtz, Jr.

December 9, 2013
Silences, erasures and reinvention — the pitfalls that often come with remembering history. All have been on display in the mainstream-media coverage of Nelson Mandela’s death, including that of the Star Tribune.

Speech by President Nelson Mandela at the Banquet in Honour of President Castro of Cuba Print E-mail

4 September 1998, Paarl, South Africa

President Castro
Your excellencies
Ladies and Gentlemen

You will not need my words, Mr. President, to sense the special place that the Cuban people occupy in the hearts of millions of South Africans. That you will know from the warmth of their welcome when you joined us four years ago for the inauguration of our democracy, and from today`s rousing reception in our Parliament.

Mandela: A Prophet of Unity, Peace and Reconciliation Print E-mail

Speech by the President of the Councils of State and Ministers of the Republica of Cuba, Army General Raúl Castro Ruz, at the international tribute paid to Nelson Mandela in Johannesburg

Raúl Castro Pays Tribute to Nelson Mandela Print E-mail

At the Memorial Service for Nelson Mandela, ANC chairperson Baleka Mbete introduced Cuban President Raúl Castro as the president of   "a tiny island, a people who liberated us."  After the Cuban President's tribute to Mandela, ANC Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa thanked Raúl Castro for "Cuba's help during South Africa's years of struggle."  Ramaphosa further added that Cuba and South Africa  "are still joined at the hip in many areas."


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