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Nicaraguans sign book of condolences for Fidel Castro

News from Nicaragua | Thursday, 1 December 2016 |

On the death of Fidel Castro on 25 November, UN general secretary Ban Ki-Moon offered his ‘deepest condolences to the Cuban people and to the family of Castro.’

He went on to describe Fidel Castro as ‘an emblematic figure of the Cuban Revolution, prominent and influential in world affairs’ and ‘a strong voice for social justice in global discussion at the UN General Assembly and international and regional forums. ‘

Ban Ki-Moon particularly praised Castro for overseeing “advances in the fields of education, literacy and health.”

These sentiments are echoed by thousands of Nicaraguans who have signed a book of condolence in Managua in recognition of Cuba’s long history of internationalism, solidarity and generosity to Nicaragua and many other countries around the world.