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Matanzas fires solidarity firefighters with honors


With all honors, the people of Matanzas fired this Sunday members of the Cuban Fire Department from Pinar del Río, Artemisa, Havana, Mayabeque, Villa Clara, Cienfuegos, Ciego de Ávila and Sancti Spíritus, after facing the fire in the base of super tankers.

On the esplanade in front of the Mártires del Goicuría primary school, once a barracks converted into an educational center, the gratitude of the citizens and the main authorities was publicly expressed to the heroes and those who died during the incident caused by an electric shock on August 5 last. .

Yunisexky Bernal Lóriga, first secretary of the Communist Party of Cuba (PCC) in this main town, said that upon learning of the tragic event, the brave firefighters did not hesitate for a minute to start their trucks and leave for Matanzas.

The party leader meant that the honorees exemplify with their attitude and altruism the precept of the National Hero José Martí: “the true man does not look on which side he lives better, but on which side duty is.”

That fire that did not stop, the immense curtain of polluting smoke that suffocated by the simple fact of looking at it, will remain forever in the memory of the people of Matanzas, but respect and admiration will also remain for the courage of those who transcended their fears, placated ours. and they defeated terror, he valued.

The ceremony, in which a minute of solemn silence was observed in tribute to those who fell in action, was presided over by Susely Morfa González, first secretary of the Communist Party of Cuba (PCC) in Matanzas, and Mario Sabines Lorenzo, governor of the territory , who gave recognition to the solidarity firefighters.

Yurisbel Estrada Carrasco, Chief of the Cárdenas Firefighters Command, thanked the work of colleagues from the rest of the country and also those from other sister nations, the Cuban Red Cross, rescuers, combatants, volunteers, and those who sent humanitarian aid.

The fire spread and caused the explosion at the supertanker base, in the industrial zone of this city; it was extinguished on the last 12 thanks to the work of specialized forces and media from Cuba, Mexico and Venezuela.

They recognize Mexicans and Venezuelans who fought the fire in Matanzas

Orders of Solidarity and a replica of Major General Antonio Maceo’s Machete were delivered to five chiefs and directors of the Mexican Army, PEMEX and PDVSA respectively, by the Secretary of Organization of the PCC and the ministers of the FAR and the Interior. Recognition of solidarity and contribution to extinguishing the fire at the Matanzas Super Tanker Base.

Friendship Medals were awarded to each of the members of the Venezuelan and Mexican contingent who, together with the Cubans, contributed to extinguishing the fire at the Matanzas Supertanker Base.

Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez, First Secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Cuba (PCC) and President of the Republic, in messages addressed to his counterparts in Mexico and Venezuela, expressed gratitude for the support in confronting the incident at the base of supertankers in this city.

During the award ceremony for Mexican and Venezuelan forces, Susely Morfa González, first secretary of the PCC in the province of Matanzas, read the letters from the head of state.

To Andrés Manuel López Obrador, president of the United Mexican States, Díaz-Canel communicated that in recent days the Cuban people faced with the strength and unity that characterizes it an accident that, due to its magnitude and destructive effects, ranks among the most devastating it has suffered. the country.

The resolute and decisive accompaniment of the Mexican brothers was very opportune and necessary, Mexico has been here, with its worthy children, running the same risk as us, together with the Venezuelan brothers, to all of them, President, I convey our recognition and gratitude, reads the message from the head of state.

He also thanked those who contributed and ensured the invaluable help from Mexico, and especially López Obrador for his friendship, and the immediate decision to provide such an important collaboration that the Cuban people will never forget.

The letter to Nicolás Maduro Moros, president of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, states that the resolute accompaniment of the Venezuelan brothers was opportune and decisive, like so many other times, the sister Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela sent its worthy sons willing to run the same risk than the Cubans, together with the Mexican brothers.

Our recognition and gratitude extends to all of them, also to those who ensured the invaluable and prompt help and especially to you for your proven friendship, the Cuban people will keep in mind this noble gesture, it is assured in the president’s lines addressed to Maduro.

During the ceremony, 133 Friendship Medals were awarded, and five experts received

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