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Díaz-Canel: “Among revolutionaries, we Communists go to the fore”


Full text of speech by Miguel Mario Díaz-Canel Bermúdez, first secretary of the Communist Party of Cuba Central Committee and President of the Republic of Cuba, during the closing session of the Eighth Party Congress, at the Havana Convention Center, April 19, 2021, Year 63 of the Revolution. ” The Apostle’s Centennial Generation, guided by Fidel and Raúl over more than six intense decades, can declare today, with dignity and pride, that the socialist revolution they made only 90 miles from the powerful empire, is alive, firm”

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Central Report to the Eighth Congress of the Communist Party of Cuba


The opening of the Eighth Party Congress takes place on a transcendental date in the nation’s history: The 60th anniversary of the proclamation by Comandante en jefe Fidel Castro Ruz of the socialist character of the Revolution, on April 16, 1961, at the funeral farewell for those killed the previous day in the bombing of our air bases, prelude to the mercenary invasion at Playa Giron, organized and financed by the United States government as part of plans to crush the example of the Cuban Revolution.

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As on the sands of Playa Girón, the Party stands tall and invincible

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April 19 always dawns with Cuba celebrating the triumph of a heroic country. On this day, David defeated Goliath on the sands of Playa Giron, and 60 years later, the same indomitable people that shed its blood in the Cienaga for the Revolution, adds today, in honor of the date, another legendary victory. With today’s closing of the 8th Party Congress, Cuba offers new lessons. Just as the artillery-armed mercenaries invading along the Bay of Pigs were sent into disarray.

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Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez elected as first secretary of the Communist Party of Cuba Central Committee

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President of the Republic Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez was elected today, Monday, as first secretary of the Communist Party of Cuba Central Committee, during the first plenary meeting of the leadership body, elected by the delegates to the 8th Party Congress Sunday evening. Army General Raúl Castro Ruz made this announcement after reporting the 14 members of the Political Bureau, including nine returning to the body and five added as new members.

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Final day of 8th Party Congress begins

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Results of vote to elect members of the Central Committee to be announced along with agreements adopted in this body’s first plenary session, including the election of its first secretary and members of the Political Bureau and Secretariat. In the spirit of Girón, of an uncompromising, invincible people, the closing day of the 8th Congress of the Communist Party of Cuba began, with Army General Raúl Castro Ruz on hand.

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The updated Conceptualization reaffirms that we are living a historical period in the construction of socialism

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8th Party Congress resolution on the Updating of the Conceptualization of the Cuban economic and social model of socialist development. In the session focused on this subject, a total of 32 comments were made. Based on the content of the discussion and proposals, it was agreed to submit the following to the 8th Congress for its analysis and approval. The 8th Congress of the Communist Party of Cuba, held April 16-19, 2021, in Havana, has analyzed the draft Updating of the Conceptualization of the Cuban Economic and Social Model of Socialist Development.

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A review of economic results and projections to continue advancing

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We have not been detained in the search for solutions to current problems, nor have we given up on future projects; the National Economic and Social Development Plan through 2030 has been prepared and progress is being made on implementation of the Economic and Social Policy Guidelines. Army General Raúl Castro Ruz, in April of 2010, stated, “The economic battle constitutes today, more than ever, the principal task and the center of cadres’ ideological work.

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We, the members, are the Party

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Confident that the construction of a sovereign socialist society will be irreversible if the ideological strengthening of our revolutionary process, and the economic, social and cultural development of the country, are conducted with equal precision and transformative intention, debate at the 8th Party Congress continued in commissions, this Saturday, in the spirit of continuity, and intent on advancing, as the order of the day, Party work to persuade, bring together, and educate around the principles that forged the Cuban Revolution. It is evident, as delegates stated, “We, the members, all revolutionaries, are the Party.”

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How can the Party better organize and direct common efforts in the construction of socialism?


The Communist Party must serve as a pillar supporting educational institutions at all levels, pay attention and assist them in the tremendous task of teaching younger generations to feel the nation’s history, to understand and honor it, to ensure not only the future of conscious Party members, but the preservation of the principles that have been bequeathed to us by the Revolution. This was one of the most important ideas shared by delegates to the 8th Party Congress, during the second day of debate in the Commission addressing the organization’s Functioning and Ideological Work.

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Central Report Resolution approved by Eighth Party Congress

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Presided by Army General Raúl Castro Ruz and José Ramón Machado Ventura, first and second secretaries of the Central Committee of the Party, respectively, in addition to Political Bureau members Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez, President of the Republic, and Esteban Lazo Hernández, President of the National Assembly of People’s Power, the third day of Congress sessions took place today. The event was opened with the words of Comandante en jefe Fidel Castro Ruz, during the Party’s review assembly in Havana.