From the point of view of size and population Cuba is a small country. But it is exercising an impact on world affairs which is similar to that of a super power. And Cuba has shown that it is just not a question of the size of a country but its policies and the calibre of its leaders that is important.
Mandela starts speaking at 1:30 in the video
It is an honour and a pleasure … I and my colleagues have been in prison for almost 30 years and that period appeared to us to have been remarkably short because we knew that we had strong friends almost everywhere in the world. And one of those friends who has been very consistent and whose voice has been very clear has been that of comrade Fidel Castro.
We have never doubted that in him and in Cuba we have a…
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