According to 902.gr portal the International Relations Section of the CC of the Communist Party of Greece (KKE) sent to the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Cuba (PCC) a message of condolences over the death of Cuban communist, Vice President of the Council of Ministers and Bay of Pigs Commander, José Ramón Fernández Álvarez.
The KKE expresses its "sincere condolences for the death of comrade José Ramón Fernández Álvarez, retired Major General and Hero of Cuba, who played an important role- by the side and under the commands of Fidel - in repelling the counterrevolutionary imperialist intervention of the USA in the Bay of Pigs in 1960".
The KKE message points out that comrade José Ramón Fernández "served the revolution and the people of Cuba from responsible posts in the Ministry of the Revolutionary Armed Forces, he served as a Deputy Minister and Minister of Education, Vice President of the Council of Minister and advisor to the President of the Council of State and of Ministers, President of Cuba's Olympic Committee".
José Ramón Fernández "dedicated his whole life in the struggles against repression and exploitation, against imperialism, for the rights of the working people, for socialism" writes the statement of the Communist Party of Greece, expressing condolences and solidarity to the people of Cuba.
José Ramón Fernández Álvarez, born on November 4, 1923, in the eastern province of Santiago de Cuba, a Hero of the Republic of Cuba, died on Sunday at the age of 95.