Fidel Castro: Venezuelan opposition will not be able to defeat Chávez
"No one ever did more for the Venezuelan people than the Bolivarian Movement," said Castro
Fidel Castro, who left office in mid-2006 for health reasons, said that although President Hugo Chávez faces "a conspiracy supported by the Yankees," the opposition will not be able to defeat him in the presidential elections to be held on October 7, because "no one ever did more for the Venezuelan people than the Bolivarian Movement."
This is the first time the Cuban television broadcasts a video footage of the Communist leader ever since April 2011, when Fidel attended the closing ceremony of the Sixth Congress of the Cuban Communist Party (PCC). In that event, Raúl Castro, Fidel's brother, replaced Fidel as first secretary of the PCC.
"What will happen in Iran? ... What is going to happen in Syria? It is not going to happen the same thing than in Libya", Fidel said. He noted that there are "more than 20,000" nuclear weapons in the world and they are "in the hands of fools."
José Vicente Rangel clearly said: "We are not conducting negotiations threatened with a gun in the head." He warned behind closed doors in the midst of the social upheaval occurred during the oil strike in 2002 and 2003. Dissenting Timoteo Zambrano answered back that no other option was available: "The thing is that otherwise, you do not negotiate."