[Marxism] ACN Raul and Lula Hold Official Talks
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Fri Dec 19 19:12:53 MST 2008
Raul and Lula Hold Official Talks
HAVANA, Cuba, Dec 19 (acn) Cuban President Raul Castro and his Brazilian
counterpart Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva presided over official talks on
Thursday between delegations from both countries at the Planalto Palace,
venue of the Brazilian government.
According to Granma news daily, the exchange was frank and fraternal and
both leaders expressed their joy and satisfaction at the development of
bilateral relations in all areas, particularly in the political and
One of the most important topics discussed was the integration and
development of Latin America and the Caribbean.
Raul congratulated Lula on the success of the First Latin American and
Caribbean Summit on Integration and Development that took place this
week in Salvador de Bahia, Brazil, which also hosted summits of the Rio
Group, the Southern Common Market (MERCOSUR) and the Union of South
American Nations (UNASUR).
For his part, Lula said he was satisfied with Raul’s visit to Brazil and
reiterated his joy because of Cuba’s entry into the Rio Group as a full
He also ratified the rejection of his government and people of the US
economic blockade of Cuba and added that they will continue working in
all international meetings to end this criminal measure.
"Cuba - Un Paraíso bajo el bloqueo"
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