Wednesday, September 20, 2006

Fidel received the writer Miguel Bonasso
The Commander-in-Chief Fidel Castro Ruz received the President of the Commission of Natural Resources and Environment of the House of Representatives of the Argentine Republic, Miguel Bonasso, who is in Cuba as personal representative of the President from his country to the meeting of the Group of the 15, which will take session tomorrow in occasion of XIV the Summit of the Movement of non-Aligned Countries. In touching and brotherly encounter, Fidel showed to the outstanding writer and Argentine journalist the first unit of the second Cuban, reviewed and enriched edition with new data, of the book "One hundred hours with Fidel", who will be flattered to the Government and Chiefs of State and other present personalities in the Summit of the NOAL.The Commander-in-Chief told to Bonasso the intense process of revision of the book, to which he dedicated numerous hours, even in the middle of the strategic tasks of conduction of the Power Revolution and the fabulous educational and health programs in which the country is involve now. He said that the book became a something very important to him, not only by the necessary precisions of content, just by the commitment that he has made with the Cuban people to review it, to print a new edition that could be distributed in all the country. One and other again he reviewed each chapter of the book until the minimum detail, even during the trip to Argentina, the intense day of the 26 of July and in the process of recovery after the operation, even at the most complicated moments, when he did not know of how long would arrange to do it, with the objective to fulfil his commitment with the Cuban people.The result is just more than an edition finished, with deep and important reflections and unpublished documents that add more value to the exceptional testimony of the leader of the Cuban Revolution. Fidel and Bonasso also interchanged opinions on diverse subjects of interest of our special region and in on the development of the Miracle operation, by which 400 000 patients have been operated in hardly two years, the great majority Latin American and Caribbean. In addition to the advanced centres whereupon counts the country, where have been made most of these operations, Cuba has installed Oftalmological Centres of high level in Bolivia, Ecuador, Guatemala, Haiti and Venezuela, to take care of patients of those countries and bordering nations. In Bolivia, where several centres are installed, the capacity of operations reaches more than 100 thousand annual people. During the encounter, Bonasso gave to Fidel a trip portfolio, as expression of its confidence in which he will continue travelling by the world taking the voice and the message of Cuba. He expressed to him that he saw him far better that what he has imagined from the published thing and he appreciated him with the same spirit and the lucidity whereupon saw him in Cordova, the last July, when they shared several moments during the days of that visit.Fidel thanked Bonasso for his presence in Cuba and its decided support to the Latin American integrating projects, since he has demonstrated with his participation in several encounter of intellectuals of the region and their presence to it in the presidency and his presence as orator in the crowded act in the Revolution Square the past February 3rd, when the International Jose Martí Prize was given to the President Hugo Chávez , and in the presidency of the historical act of April 29th, when the incorporation of Bolivia to the agreements of the ALBA took place.Taken from Pagina/12