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Haydée Santamaría: 40 years after her death

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Haydée Santamaría, one of the first women to join the guerilla struggle in the Sierra Maestra and founder of the Casa de las Americas, remembered the Moncada’s horrors until the last day of her life, July 28, 1980, but these memories only strengthened her resolve. “Honor her as a brave woman,” wrote Fina García Marruz in an ode to Haydée Santamaría after her death.

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The Moncada illuminates Cuba’s future

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On the 67th anniversary of the Moncada assault, the Cuban Revolution is full of strength and renewed energy, in a year of trials and tension, to which the pandemic – from which we are recovering – added extraordinary challenges. Our firm will to triumph, has allowed us to reach this date with pride and optimism, which we will celebrate with the required precaution given the health situation.

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Another Moncada, everyday, urgent, necessary

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The dawn is coming; a new assault is approaching: daily life on the island presents 1001 assaults; 1001 Moncadas. It all began one Sunday – July 26 – in Santiago; an assault on the garrison where “powerful dominant forces” were sleeping, and were surprised by Cuba. That day of that year, the fight began. It was “the first assault on one of the many fortresses that were to be taken. As the young lawyer who led the rebellion said. Inexperience, ignorance, underdevelopment, lack of resources, were all “Moncadas to be taken.

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Raúl and Díaz-Canel salute Nicaragua on the 41st anniversary of the Sandinista Revolution

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The first secretary of the Communist Party of Cuba Central Committee, Army General Raúl Castro, and President of the Republic Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez, yesterday July 19, saluted the 41st anniversary of the Sandinista Popular Revolution’s victory in Nicaragua. In a letter addressed to President Daniel Ortega and Vice President Rosario Murillo, the two leaders congratulated the sister Central American country.

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Santiago, for all of Cuba

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Santiago, your history has earned you the title of heroic, and no word defines you better. You know well what it took to raise the Revolution from its foundations. Many days, you wore red and your exceptional children became the upholders of Martí’s ideals. You wept for those who gave their lives to the cause, you understood their hatred for the murderers who sought to dash their dreams, and never gave in. You were, are, and will be the fertile land where seeds of a better future grow.

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July 26 in Cuba’s soul

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The pandemic may prevent us from physically attending the essential encounters Cubans have every July 26 with the memory of our historical generation. There is no virus or adverse situation that can diminish the significance of the step they took in 1953, when a handful of young rebels, led by Fidel, “conquered” for eternity the yearnings of a people.
Santiago has not been the same since. Nor Bayamo, or Cuba.

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Cuba salutes Ministry of the Interior

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Army General Raul Castro Ruz, first secretary of the Communist Party of Cuba Central Committee sent a message conveying congratulations to the Ministry of the Interior (Minint) on the occasion of the institution’s 59th anniversary, describing its history as glorious. Raul highlighted the Ministry as “a bastion of state Security, citizen tranquility and internal order,” and reaffirmed his confidence that current work honors

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Best wishes for Raúl

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On the occasion of his 89th birthday, yesterday June 3, Army General Raul Castro Ruz, first secretary of the Communist Party of Cuba Central Committee, received many greetings. Cuba’s President of the Republic Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez tweeted, “Congratulations for his 89th birthday to our Army General, Hero of the Republic of Cuba, a fundamental protagonist in the Revolution and contemporary history.”

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The legendary Juana

JUANA BACALLAO

She’s alive and not letting her guard down. She once said she would last until the end of time, while thinking, quite rightly, that she was beyond time. Although not beyond Cuba, since she is all Cuban. Juana Bacallao, Juana the Cubana, legendary, surreal, original, celebrated her 95th birthday, May 26. She shares true and not-so-true stories, attributed and apocryphal, fables of various kinds that feed the myth.

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Cuba salutes the peoples of Africa

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The President of the National Assembly of People’s Power, Esteban Lazo Hernández, sent a message of congratulations to African peoples, on behalf of all Cuban legislators, on the occasion of Africa Day, May 25. The message emphasized that the date is “as significant for that continent as it is for Cuba, because of the deep ties that unite us” and reaffirms that “African heritage is a fundamental part of our culture, our beliefs and our customs.”