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Remembering Chib?, 100 Years After His Birth

Remembering Chib?, 100 Years After His Birth

When I read Hart’s article, published by Granma in commemoration of Chibás’ birth, and saw it quoted a paragraph of the speech I delivered at the Colón Cemetery on January 16, 1959, eight days after my arrival in Havana following the revolutionary triumph, many memories of fallen, heroic comrades came to me. I thought of Juan Manuel Márquez, a brilliant orator and follower of Marti’s ideas and second chief of the Granma expeditionary force. I thought of Abel Santamaría, who was to take command of our forces were I to fall during the attack on the Moncada garrison; of Pedro Marrero, Ñico López, José Luis Tasende, Gildo Fleitas, the Gómez brothers, Ciro Redondo, Julio Díaz and practically all the members of the numerous contingent of young people from Artemisa who fell at Moncada or in the Sierra. The list is endless. All of them came from the rank and file of the Orthodox Party

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The Empire Tastes An Unprecedented Moral Defeat

The Empire Tastes An Unprecedented Moral Defeat

The words of Roberto González, a lawyer born to a Cuban family that fled to the United States during the dictatorship and returned to Cuba following the triumph of the Revolution, come to mind as I begin to reflect on this issue. Like René, he was born in the United States during his family’s sojourn there. He has been fighting tirelessly to obtain the release of his brother René, who endures cruel and unjust imprisonment, as do four other heroes who sought to defend their country in the struggle against terrorism.

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The Empire And The Independent Island. Part V

The Empire And The Independent Island. Part V

The Guantanamo Naval Base since the Triumph of the Revolution.

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The Empire And The Independent Island. Part Iv

The Empire And The Independent Island. Part Iv

The Guantanamo Naval Base from the formal end of the Platt Amendment until the Triumph of the Revolution.

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The Empire And The Independent Island. Part IIi

The Empire And The Independent Island. Part IIi

Tercera parte: La derogación formal de la Enmienda Platt y el mantenimiento de la Base Naval en Guantánamo.

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The Empire And The Independent Island. Part II

The Empire And The Independent Island. Part II

The Application of the Platt Amendment and the Establishing of the Guantanamo Naval Base as a Framework for Relations between Cuba and the United States.

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The Empire And The Independent Island. Part I

The Empire And The Independent Island. Part I

Part I: The Imposition of the Platt Amendment as an appendix to the Neocolonial Cuban Constitution of 1901.

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A Written Record

A Written Record

Many events important events take place around the world. Some are related to Cuba. Sometimes, the news reaching our country are much more interesting than a simple reflection I can offer with the purpose of raising the public’s awareness.

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Politics And Sports

Politics And Sports

I am writing this quickly and a little late. I should do this because of the strong emphasis I have placed in the analysis of this matter.

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Hard And Obvious Realities

Hard And Obvious Realities

Because of its importance, I am prioritizing this subject, among others.