A Species in Danger, Cuba Warns the World

A Species in Danger, Cuba Warns the World

Havana, Feb 12 (Prensa Latina) Cuban Culture Minister Abel Prieto talked of the need for a new alert to a world that is going over the edge, at the presentation of the website A Species in Danger.

Speaking to the intellectuals attending the 21st Havana Book Fair, including Nobel Peace Prize winner Adolfo Perez Esquivel, Prieto highlighted the call made by the leader of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro, to fight every day against the irrationality prevailing on the planet.

Fidel Castro warns us that we could not lose a day in this battle, but at the same time, he urges us to be systematic, the culture minister said at Havana’s ALBA Cultural House.

The website, promoted by the Cuban Chapter of the Network of Networks in Defense of Humanity, was presented a day after of a nine-hour-long meeting between Fidel Castro and several outstanding intellectuals, which the minister and participants described as impressive.

The defense of peace and the preservation of the environment were important issues, so that this action is considered a modest contribution, said Ana Maria Pellon, director of the Havana-based ALBA Cultural House.

The name of this website is related to the speech given Fidel Castro at the UN Conference on Environment and Development, held in Rio de Janeiro in June 1992.

In his speech at that time, whose video was posted on the website’s home page, Fidel Castro said that an important biological species was at risk of disappearing due to the rapid and progressive destruction of its natural habitat: humankind.

Many intellectuals exchanged viewpoints on how that speech is still in force, as well as the need to work to reveal alternative approaches to those from the largest powers and communication monopolies.

The website http://www.especieenpeligro.net contains some 457 articles and information in Spanish, English, French and Portuguese.