|Book by Fidel Castro Launched in Rio de Janeiro|
|Written by ACN|
|Friday, 15 June 2012 11:10|
HAVANA, Cuba.-The book "Humanity's Right to Exist," by Fidel Castro was launched in Rio de Janeiro on Thursday, as the Preparatory Committee meeting of the UN Rio plus 20 Conference entered its second day marked by slow negotiations and disagreements on sustainable development.
The book, which was presented by the director of Sustainable Development at Cuba's Ministry of Science, Technology and the Environment, Orlando Rey, is a compilation of reflections by the Cuban Revolution leader on sustainable development and includes his statement at the 1992 Rio Conference.
Rey said that 20 years after the 1992 Conference, Fidel has continued to denounce in a wise and thoughtful way, the deterioration of living conditions on the Earth and the diabolic relationship of the destruction of the world to the capitalist system and its unsustainable production and consumption patterns.
The book also includes Fidel´s denunciation of the danger posed by wars encouraged by the arms race, and his alert about the global food crisis due to increasing prices of basic products, as well as the effects of the financial crisis on those in need.
But the work also talks of hope, optimism and the possibility of building a better world, and of trust in the human species, an encouraging call by the leader of the Cuban Revolution, said Orlando Rey.
Meanwhile, the director of the UN Sustainable Development and Economic Affairs, Nikhil Seth, admitted on Thursday that only a 25 percent of the document to be adopted by the Summit of nearly 130 heads of state and government has found consensus.