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Raúl, Díaz-Canel & Manuel Marrero congratulate Vietnam on the sister country’s Independence Day

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Army General Raúl Castro commented, ““The occasion is an opportune moment to reiterate our commitment to continue strengthening the unbreakable ties of friendship and cooperation that characterize the relations between our two countries.” September 2, 1945, Ho Chi Minh read Vietnam’s Declaration of Independence in the capital city’s Ba Dinh Square.

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Uneac 1961, a difficult birth

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President Miguel Díaz-Canel tweeted his congratulations to the Union of Cuban Writers and Artists on the occasion of the organization’s anniversary. I treasure unforgettable memories of meetings with its members that left me with valuable learnings, experiences, and perspectives

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Two sister countries embrace

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The relationship shared by the peoples, governments and parties of Cuba and the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) has lasted six decades, almost the Revolution’s entire life. The first secretary of the Communist Party of Cuba Central Committee, Army General Raúl Castro Ruz, and President of the Republic Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez sent a message of congratulations.

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Our Party has never failed to play a leading role in every struggle, every accomplishment

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Events on August 16-17, 1925, forever marked Cuba’s destiny. On these dates, a group of courageous men founded our first Communist party, the indispensable link between patriotic thinking of the 19th century, fundamentally that of Martí, and the ideals of social emancipation of later eras. They understood the value of continuity.

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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.