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A people embraces its history and future

primero de mayo unoThis May Day, 132 years since the Haymarket events in Chicago that led to International Workers Day, the Cuban people filled streets and plazas to celebrate, and reaffirm their support for the Revolution and the country’s new leadership.

In Havana’s Plaza de la Revolución, the central event was presided by Army General Raúl Castro Ruz, first secretary of the Communist Party of Cuba (PCC); Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez, President of te Councils of State and Ministers, and other leaders.

Ulises Guilarte de Nacimiento, secretary general of the Federation of Cuban Workers, delivered the central remarks, emphasizing that amidst the complicated economic situation, the contribution of workers is more important than ever.

Leading the celebration in Santiago de Cuba was Esteban Lazo Hernández, Political Bureau member and President of the National Assembly of People’s Power, while in San José de las Lajas, site of the main commemoration in Mayabeque province, the march was led by Salvador Valdés Mesa, Cuba’s First Vice President.


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