Havana. -The Portuguese edition of the book about Cuban Revolution leader Fidel Castro “Guerrilla of Time” was launched in Brazil on Thursday.
Book author Katiuska Blanco called for a permanent struggle for the preservation of Planet Earth, during the presentation in a rainy Thursday evening.
“The strength of this rain shows the power of nature and I believe that this strength we are witnessing this evening must be our inspiration to keep fighting as Fidel has requested,” Blanco said.
The presentation of the Portuguese edition of the book took place at the Tom Jobin hall, in the Rio de Janeiro Botanical Garden. The heavy rain prevented many from making it to the place, PL news agency reported.
Brazilian writer and poet Fernando Morais explained that in Brazil they say that when it rains during a wedding ceremony, it makes the marriage eternal and he addressed Blanco to say “you must know that this rain is now blessing the marriage of Fidel’s work and Brazil. It will be an eternal marriage.” He noted.
Author of several biographies, Morais stressed the big privilege of Blanco to have been selected to write about Fidel’s life, the most important figure of the 20th century, and who keeps being so in 21st.
“I imagine the hard work you’ve been through and you are still to do—Morais told Blanco—because you have thus far completed two volumes and you have not reached the 1959 revolution victory. Those two volumes end before the triumph. There is still a long way to go, he said.”
In the autobiographical work, author Blanco was able to depict Fidel’s most profound tenderness and humbleness, shared by those who have been close to him. “He is that man we all would like to be,” said Marilia Guimaraes, president of the Brazilian chapter of the Network in Defense of Humanity.
The Portuguese edition of the book is limited and dedicated to writer Jose Saramago.
Cuban ambassador to Brazil, Carlos Zamora, stressed “the privilege of attending the presentation of a book about someone who is in the hearts of all of us: Fidel Castro.”