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A model revolutionary

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Excerpts from Fidel’s speech delivered during the memorial ceremony for Comandante Ernesto Che Guevara, in Havana’s Plaza de la Revolución, October 18, 1967. “Che was one of those people who was liked immediately, for his simplicity, his character, his naturalness, his comradely attitude, his personality, his originality …

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Díaz-Canel tours sites of social and economic importance in Havana

Diaz Canel en La Habana

Cuban President Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez, toured sites of social and economic importance in Havana, yesterday May 16, as part of a two day visit the Council of Ministers is conducting in the capital to assess progress on resolving a number of pressing issues. He was accompanied by Mercedes López Acea, Political Bureau member and first secretary of the Party’s Havana Provincial Committee, and Reynaldo García Zapata president of the Provincial Assembly of People’s Power.

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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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For a more beautiful, orderly city

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A broad program including Havana’s 15 municipalities is underway to reach the 500th anniversary of its founding with a more beautiful and orderly city, and make the date one of the most important events of 2019.

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Days of combat

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Rumors of the fighting were heard during the dawn hours. It was at a distance. I went out on the balcony. From the heights of Vedado, militia men ran down the hill as they finished buttoning their uniform shirts. Right away, the news began to spread. They had bombed the Ciudad Libertad airport. We were in the prelude to an imminent invasion, expected since the United States had broken diplomatic relations. We were on the eve of Playa Girón. (on the Bay of Pigs)

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Men who fell so the nation could rise

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Who would have believed that night of April 9, 1959, amidst the terror and the bloodshed, amidst the mourning and the sadness, that within eight months, the homeland would be free, that within eight months, the criminals would be defeated, that within eight months, that pack of fierce wolves – so brave when they walked the streets murdering defenseless people …

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Cuba Youth Orgs Mark Anniversary

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Cuban authorities, young people, children and the people in general are marking today the 56th anniversary of the Young Communist League (UJC) and the 57th anniversary of the Jose Marti Pioneer Organization, bringing together elementary and junior high school students.

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The revolutionary faith of believing in youth

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Believing in youth determines a conduct, and our conduct as revolutionary leaders would not be the same if we did not have faith in youth. If we did not believe in youth, our conduct, our attitude would be different, our work with youth would be different and the results, of not believing or believing, would also be very different.

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April is a celebration of Cuban youth

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Thousands of young people from Sancti Spíritus kicked off the festivities to mark April 4, the 56th anniversary of the Young Communist League (UJC) and 57th anniversary of the José Martí Pioneers Organization (OPJM), taking to the fields early this April 1, in the Las Nuevas UBPC (Basic Unit of Cooperative Production), in La Sierpe, and the Boris Luis Santa Coloma CPA (Agricultural Production Cooperative), in Jatibonico, to assist with the planting of new sugar cane fields, a strategic objective for the development of this territory.

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The country celebrates its good fortune

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Cuba continues celebrations for another anniversary of the Revolution, a tribute to the hard-working people who have made it possible. After a January 1 when all of Cuba danced, the Ministry of Culture and local institutions announced the continuation of performances by children’s choirs and concert bands.