Ricardo Alarcón Two-part video in English on Telesur with journalist Cristina Escobar
September 2015, Havana, Cuba.
Published on September 9, 2015 on TeleSUR English
Cristina Escobar speaks with statesman, diplomat and former National Assembly President Ricardo Alarcón de Quesada. Our guest doesn’t fear domination because the U.S. has finally hoisted its flag on Cuban soil, as every other country in the world has done. Cuba, he says, will continue to be a small independent nation next to a big country that poses a threat to humanity. One challenge is to strengthen democracy. How? By continuing to uphold a system of social and economic justice and equality in which the voters control the elected officials --in which the people aren’t spectators, but protagonists. teleSUR
Published on September 14, 2015 on TeleSUR English
Today our host Cristina Escobar interviews former National Assembly leader, statesman and diplomat Ricardo Alarcón about his anti-Batista activity leading up to the Cuban Revolution with the University Student Federation (FEU), the Revolutionary Student Directorate and the 26th of July Movement. Then the conversation shifts to Alarcón’s diplomatic activity in the aftermath of the Revolution, some differences within a respectful relationship with the Soviet Union, and the first attempt at the normalization of US-Cuba relations under ex President Jimmy Carter. teleSUR