Fidel Feb. 7 news conference transcript

John Cox hazel_motes52 at
Fri Feb 15 09:57:46 MST 2002

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February 13, 2002

A country cannot be separated from its history

MINUTES after officially opening the 11th International
Book Fair at Havana's La Cabaña Fortress on February 7,
President Fidel Castro talked with the national and
international press. Fidel reiterated his satisfaction at
the fact that this year's fair will extend to all parts of
the country, and at the presence of figures like Thor
Heyerdahl and Ignacio Ramonet. He went on to answer
questions on a wide range of issues: recent events in
Venezuela, U.S. policy on Cuba, the Mexican president's
visit to the island, the national campaign against the
mosquito that transmits dengue, and food guarantees for the

(Translation of the transcript of the Council of State)

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