Ralph Gonsalves, sent a congratulatory message to Raúl CastroThe Leader of the Unity Labor Party of St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Ralph Gonsalves, sent a congratulatory message to the 1st Secretary of the Cuban Communist Party, Raúl Castro Ruz.

Reparations for U.S. slave descendants gaining momentumBlack American slaves were promised “40 acres and a mule” by the U.S. government in the aftermath of the Civil War that freed them in 1865, a promise that was rescinded soon after it was made.

A message from the Communist Party of Vietnam emphasized that the Congress represents the Cuban Revolution’s historical continuity, the eternal spirit of the Sierra Maestra, the Bay of Pigs and Comandante en jefe Fidel Castro.

The Communist Party of China and the Communist Party of Vietnam, as well as the Democratic People's Republic of Korea’s Workers Party and the Lao People's Revolutionary Party, sent messages of congratulations and solidarity to the Communist Party of Cuba, on the occasion of the opening of the 8th Congress of the organization.