Ollanta Humala leaves Cuba satisfied with his visit
- Submitted by: manso
- 07 / 20 / 2011
Aida Calvac Mora. SHORTLY before leaving for Peru, President-elect Ollanta Humala expressed satisfaction with his visit to the island and with the good progress of regional integration.
The future Peruvian leader, who is to be inaugurated on July 28, described as very positive his meetings with Fidel and President Raúl Castro, in which they discussed subjects like health, education, sports and the current Latin American juncture.
Humala advocated the strengthening of economic and cultural relations with Cuba and, in particular, expressed his interest in implementing in Peru the Cuban literacy program I Can Do It, "which has produced very successful results in Venezuela, Bolivia and other nations."
He also affirmed that he had spoken by telephone with Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez, and said that he is very well, very animated and looking forward to returning to the Caracas government.
Asked about the U.S. blockade of Cuba, Humala affirmed that it is shameful that a policy such as this, which in no way helps American integration, should exist in the 21st century.
Foreign Minister Bruno Rodríguez Parrilla bade farewell to the distinguished visitor at José Martí International Airport.
Translated by Granma International