Castro’s Son Arrives in Athens

castro“Terrorism should be addressed with political means,” said Alejandro Castro Espin, son of Cuban president Raul Castro, referring to the massacre that occurred in Paris on January 7.

During a press conference at movie theater “Alkionis” in Athens, Greece, Castro Espin condemned the terrorist attack on French magazine Charlie Hebdo, noting that terrorism is not a new phenomenon.

Furthermore, he recognized the great importance of international solidarity in the Cuban people’s struggle and thanked Greece for its support towards his country. “We are two people with similar stories, we have to face the attacks of the US empire,” he said.

Castro Espin will also be present in “Alkionis” on January 12, for the presentation of his book “The Reign of Terror.”

While in Greece, he will also attend the Cuban Film Festival on the occasion of 56 years since the Cuban Revolution. “Kangamba,” a film in which Castro Espin voluntarily participated, will be screened during the festival. Music will also be played during the event, mostly songs written by Thanos Mikroutsikos and Fondas Ladis, with performers such as Betty Harlaftis and Dimitris Kassaris.

He will also meet with Mikis Theodorakis and Greek government representatives, while he has also scheduled several visits to historical places, including the Gorgopotamos Bridge and the Museum of Political Exiles.