Friday, December 6, 2013

Caribbean Community Considers Mandela Icon of Freedom

Port of Spain, Dec 6.- The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) joined the world leaders today to pay tribute to the recently deceased Nelson Mandela, the first black president of South Africa, icon of freedom and anti-apartheid fight, assured the organization in a communiqué.

Through the document, the prime minister of Trinidad and Tobago and pro-tempore president of the regional bloc, Kamla Persad-Bissessar said that the world has lost a statesman, a fighter for freedom, referring to Mandela, who died last night in Johannesburg after a long convalescence for a lung infection."The world has lost the most loyal friend and defender of democracy. Nelson Mandela was an icon of freedom of the XX Century and inspired us to believe that no obstacle is too big, no walk is too long and no enemy of liberty is too powerful, he expressed.

In the text broadcast by various Caribbean media, the leader considered that Mandela's life, surely will become one of the most epic stories of the world history, for its depth and strength of human spirit.

"He inspired us with his life, his words, his work and his victory," noted Persad-Bissessar.

In addition, Prime Minister of Saint Kitts and Nieves, Denzil Douglas, said that the Caribbean has played a definitive role in the struggle against apartheid, led by Mandela.

Meanwhile, prime minister of Barbados, Freundel Stuart said that "the world is now poorer and darker after Mandiba' death," as he was usually called. (Prensa Latina)

Source: Radio Cadena Agramonte

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