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Reportage on Castro Visit to Brazil
Havana Radio Rebelde Network
BRS Assigned Document Number:    000004894
Report Type:         Daily Report             AFS Number:     FL1603232090
Report Number:       FBIS-LAT-90-053          Report Date:    19 Mar 90
Report Series:       Daily Report             Start Page:     5
Report Division:     CARIBBEAN                End Page:       5
Report Subdivision:  Cuba                     AG File Flag:   
Classification:      UNCLASSIFIED             Language:       Spanish
Document Date:       16 Mar 90
Report Volume:       Monday Vol VI No 053


City/Source of Document:   Havana Radio Rebelde Network

Report Name:   Latin America

Headline:   Reportage on Castro Visit to Brazil

Subheadline:   Castro Gives News Conference

Author(s):   Alberto D. Perez from Brasilia, Brazil--live]

Source Line:   FL1603232090 Havana Radio Rebelde Network in Spanish 2303 GMT 16
Mar 90

Subslug:   [Report by Alberto D. Perez from Brasilia, Brazil--live]

1.  [Report by Alberto D. Perez from Brasilia, Brazil--live]

2.  [Excerpts] A news conference granted by Commander in Chief Fidel Castro
concluded only 25 or 30 minutes ago in one of the large auditoriums of the
Palace of the National Congress here in Brasilia. More than 500 people attended
the conference. The auditorium was filled to capacity. Television networks from
Brazil and other countries from our America and Europe were present. The
commander in chief answered questions pertaining to such matters as Cuba's
presence in Angola, education in our country, possible cooperation between
Brazil and Cuba, his impression of the new measures adopted by the Brazilian
government, and several other matters. [passage omitted]

3.  This afternoon, the commander in chief had a personal 15-minute talk with
President Collor de Mello, whom he spoke of with praise. He said that he had
met Collor de Mello three times and he seemed like a very pleasant person. The
commander in chief also spoke with ministers of the new cabinet, especially the
education and public health ministers. The head of the Cuban revolution offered
Brazil all its expertise in the areas of education and public health. [passage