Fidel Castro warns of war danger for mankind
The Cuban revolutionary leader, Fidel Castro, held that homo sapiens did not evolve enough so as to avoid wars that endanger their own species, during an interview by Granma newspaper.
After exercising their right to vote in the general elections of February 3, Castro had a pleasant conversation with journalists, who spoke about the threat of war to the future of the human species.
"Weapons are developed at a rapid pace" and "most developed countries inform of unsuspected advances in science and technology at the service of destruction and death," he pointed out.
"I think that homo sapiens did not evolve enough to avoid war. The instincts of selfishness and egotism prevail miserably in their relations," he said.
During the meeting, Fidel Castro commented also on the Cuban electoral process, the health of Venezuelan President, Hugo Chávez, the composition of the National Assembly of People's Power (Parliament), the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC) and the socio-economic transformations that the island has made.
After reporting on the condition of Chavez, who is recovering from surgery in this capital, the revolutionary leader called the Cuban elections an electoral process in earnest, where people discuss who should be their candidate.
He also highlighted the high female representation in parliament - Cuba is third as a country with more women in that body - he said they elected three women who were proposed on the ballot and joked: "And so you do not feel discriminated against, I also voted for a man who was a candidate. "
Fidel Castro responded also to questions about the socio-economic transformations in the Caribbean country, and considered that "it is a duty to update it and overcome it (economic model), but it is a step where it is essential to walk very carefully. We should not make mistakes ."
"The country closest to a profound revolution in the vicinity of the empire (United States) is Cuba. Not everything has been perfect, but it is an unavoidable obligation to improve and surpass what we've done," he said.
At another point in the interview, he said that the creation of CELAC was a breakthrough in the region thanks to the efforts of President Hugo Chavez, "one of the people who have done more for the freedom and unity of this continent," he said.
Almost at the finish, the Cuban leader called upon the people working in food production, one of the country's priorities.
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