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May we be capable of following their example!

Dia martires angola

The day the most illustrious of our soldiers, Antonio Maceo, and his young assistant, fell has always held special meaning for Cubans.

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What happened in Cassinga?

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Located 250 kilometers from Angola’s southern international border, in the area of Cassinga, a refugee camp was established to receive those fleeing the South African occupation of neighboring Namibia. On the morning of May 4, 1978, the daily activities of the 3,000 refugees were interrupted by an unexpected storm of cluster bombs and machine gun fire.

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Cuba in Africa: Solidarity in the face of brutality

Casinda

The Cassinga massacre was the worst air attack perpetuated against the adherents of SWAPO, the political organization opposing South Africa’s domination and occupation of Namibian territory. Some 600 refugees, the majority women, children, and elders lost their lives at the hands of the apartheid forces. The efforts of Cuban military forces that continued their advance toward

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Raúl receives Angolan Minister of National Defense

Raul ministro Angola

President of the Councils of State and Ministers, Army General Raúl Castro Ruz, yesterday afternoon, received Angola’s Minister of National Defense, Salviano de Jesús Sequeira, who is making an official visit to Cuba, on the invitation of the Ministry of the Revolutionary Armed Forces.

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Díaz-Canel pays tribute to Agostinho Neto

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On September 26, Cuba’s First Vice President, Miguel Díaz-Canel, placed a floral wreath before the monument to Angola’s founding father, Antonio Agostinho Neto (1922-1979). Minister of Former Combatants and Motherland Veterans, Cándido Pereira van Dunem accompanied Díaz-Canel during his first activity after arriving in Angola on September 25, to attend the inauguration of President Joao Lourenço.

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Tribute to Cubans who fought for Angola’s independence

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The widow of Agostinho Neto, Maria Eugénia Neto, together with their daughter Irene Alexandra, paid tribute to those who died in the struggle for Angola’s independence during a visit to the island this Monday, May 22.

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Tribute to those who fell in defense of freedom

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The military ceremony held this Monday to mark the 119th anniversary of the death in combat of Major General Antonio Maceo and his assistant, Captain Panchito Gómez Toro, was also an occasion to commemorate the posthumous tribute which began 26 years ago, through Operación Tributo (Operation Tribute), with the transfer of the remains of those Cubans who lost their lives fighting in Angola and elsewhere in Africa.

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Angola’s independence struggle commemorated in Cuba

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“From Angola we take with us a close friendship that unites us with this heroic nation, the gratitude of its people and the remains of the dear brothers killed in the line of duty,” Army General Raúl Castro stated back in 1976, summing up the contribution of the Cuban people in the definitive liberation of the African country.

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Cuba shares celebration with Angolan people

Salvador Mesa Angola

Salvador Valdés Mesa, a vice president of Cuba’s Councils of State and Ministers arrived yesterday, November 10, in Luanda, leading the country’s delegation to the celebration of the 40th anniversary of Angola’s independence.
Valdés Mesa was received at the airport by Agriculture Minister Pedro Canga and subsequently by the President of Angola’s National Assembly Fernando da Piedade Dias dos Santos.

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The most just, lengthy, large scale and successful internationalist military campaign undertaken by Cuba

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They are present across more than 3,785,000 Cuban households. It is almost impossible to find a Cuban family that does not count them among its members or friends. They wear no badge to identify them; they blend in with the rest of the people, be it at the grocery store, the ballpark or at a noisy domino table. Their children share the classroom with ours, with no other privilege than having been born in a land that provides them the right to education, to health, to their intellectual development, with equal opportunity.