Jorge Risquet

Jorge Risquet Valdés-Saldaña (1930–2015) was a Cuban revolutionary and politician. He participated in the Sierra Maestra guerrilla of Fidel Castro and became later involved in the Angola Civil War. He participated in peace negotiations between Angola and South Africa, which led to the independence of Namibia and contributed to the release of Nelson Mandela and the end of apartheid. He was member of the Politburo of the Communist Party of Cuba from 1980 to 1991.