The speedy recovery of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez was the express wish reflected on the communique released on Monday in this capital by the Network of Intellectuals and Artists in Defense of Humanity.
In the presence of Cuban and foreign press met at the Cultural ALBA Center, Luis Morlote, president of the Hermanos Saiz Association, read the document, which, a few hours after its circulation on the Internet, had already been signed by 2,200 intellectuals and artists from 90 nations.
All the men and women that have united in the world in ideas and actions thanks to the work and humanist convictions of President Chavez want to see him recovered very soon and leading this struggle, increasingly firmer, the text reads.
Signed by former U.S. attorney General Ramsey Clark; Argentinean Atilio Boron; Cuban Roberto Fernandez Retamar and Brazilian Frei Beto, among many other figures of revolutionary activism and letters, as well as by the five Cuban antiterrorist heroes unfairly incarcerated in the U.S., the document calls to unity, which it defines as “one of the greatest strengths of human race.”
Edgardo Ramirez, Cuba’s ambassador to the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, considered as infinite the demonstrations of support and affection the South American head of state and his people are receiving from all parts of the world.