Fidel Castro Meets with Peace Cruise Activists

Fidel Castro Meets with Peace Cruise Activists Havana, Mar 2. – The leader of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro, called to spread the impacts of nuclear weapons on human race, during a meeting with 700 activists of the Peace Cruise, who are visiting this capital. The Cuban leader talked with an atomic bomb survivor from Hiroshima and Nagasaki, and a witness of the Fukushima nuclear plant accident, after the March 2011 earthquake, Cuba's nightly TV news program reported on Thursday.

Fidel Castro also called for disclosing more the consequences of nuclear bombs, as well as the atomic tests carried out by the United States in the Pacific Ocean.

He also criticized the use of nuclear weapons and the current existence of some 22,000 arms, of that type, worldwide.

During the meeting, Fidel Castro also talked about Cuba's experience in the Tarara international medical center in Havana, where more than 26,000 Ukrainian citizens, mostly children, affected by the Chernobyl nuclear accident, have been assisted for 21 years.

The Peace Cruise, of the Japan-based international organization Peace Boat arrived in port of Havana on Thursday and will set sail for Europe on Friday.

This is the 15th visit the Peace Boat pays to Cuba since 1990, despite U.S. pressure to avoid the ship from docking in Cuban ports.

According to Yoshioka Tatsuya, general director of that non-governmental organization, the Peace Cruise's stay here is a response to its stance against the Washington-imposed blockade on Cuba.(Prensa Latina)