The President of Cuba, Miguel Díaz-Canel, sent a message of condolences to the relatives of Argentine Hebe de Bonafini, historical leader of the Mothers of Plaza de Mayo, and recalled her condemnation of the genocides.
From his profile on Twitter, the president assured that the death of the fighter for human rights hurts the Caribbean nation, “like that of a close and dear being” and evoked her fight “for the just world that her children defended.”
Previously, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Cuba, Bruno Rodríguez, had expressed on the social network his deep sorrow for the death “of that dear friend of Cuba and of the Revolution” and extended his condolences to the people and government of Argentina.
The South American nation decreed three days of mourning as a tribute to Hebe and the vice president, Cristina Fernández, described her as a world symbol of struggle, pride of her country and added “God called you the day of national sovereignty, it should not be a coincidence. Simply thank you and see you always”.
The well-known activist died this Sunday, at the age of 93, and, according to local media reports, she was discharged on October 13, after being hospitalized for three days at the Hospital Italiano de la Plata to carry out some tests. .
However, she continued with medical controls in the following weeks and they decided to admit her again on November 12, according to official sources close to the leader of the Mothers of Plaza de Mayo Association.