A Communist should have largeness of mind and he should be staunch and active, looking upon the interests of the revolution as his very life and subordinating his personal interests to those of the revolution; always and everywhere he should adhere to principle and wage a tireless struggle against all incorrect ideas and actions, so as to consolidate the collective life of the Party and strengthen the ties between the Party and the masses; he should be more concerned about the Party and the masses than about any private person, and more concerned about others than about himself. Only thus can he be considered a Communist.
Havana, August 13 - The presidents of Bolivia, Evo Morales, and Nicaragua, Daniel Ortega, the FMLN of El Salvador, and Cuba solidarity organizations in European countries congratulated Cuban leader Fidel Castro on his 86th birthday Monday.
In a message shown on Cuban television, Morales said he never met someone so supportive of people as Fidel, and the Americas and the world still need his deeds of liberation.
Ortega also wished congratulations to the leader of the Cuban Revolution, calling him a teacher and founding father of the Latin American and Caribbean revolution in the twentieth and twenty-first.
The Farabundo Marti National Liberation Front of El Salvador (FMLN) congratulated Fidel Castro, who with dignity, courage and determination has contributed to the creation of a multipolar world, a new world order based on peace, cooperation and the sovereignty and self-determination of peoples.
In Moscow, the Russian Committee for the Release of the Five Cuban Patriots, the “I.B.Jlebnikov” Workers’ University, the “We Shall Overcome” Social Movement, the “Krasnoye TV” Project, “warmly and wholeheartedly congratulate you,” says the note.
History will never forget his role in preventing the U.S. intervention and the protection of mankind from the nuclear disaster, states the greeting addressed to the Cuban leader.
The fraternal friendship between Cuba and the Soviet Union has been forever carved with his name, says the message sent by those solidarity organizations.
In Belarus, the members of the Association of internationalist soldiers veterans of the October missile crisis sent a congratulation letter to Cuban leader Fidel Castro.
In the letter, also signed by the International Social Fund named after Marshal Zhukov, the Belarusian veterans also passed on their great respect and love for the Cuban leader.
In Germany, the member organizations of the Network of Solidarity with Cuba in that country sent a congratulation letter to the leader of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro, for his 86th birthday.
The authors of the text also reported the aggression by many governments against peoples and men who fight for a better and fairer world.
Rene Gonzalez, one of the five Cuban antiterrorist fighters unjustly held in the United States, “is turning 56 today, two revolutionaries, two generations, we also have the pleasure to congratulate him,” states the message.