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Fidel Castro: Those who lead are human not gods

Fidel human

Sculptor Enzo Gallo Chiapardi hurriedly crafted a bust of Fidel on the night before the Caravan of Liberty reached Havana, January 8, 1959, after triumphantly crossing the island following the Rebel Army’s victory. With the same speed, upon hearing the news of the sculpture erected near the Colombia military base, Fidel ordered that it be immediately removed, to the Italian artist’s dismay.

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Latin American brigadistas salute Fidel Castro and his people

Brigada solidaridad latinoamericana

With messages of admiration and support for the Cuban Revolution, over 180 friends from 16 countries – members of the 23rd Latin American and Caribbean Solidarity with Cuba Brigade – dedicated their stay on the island to the leader of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro Ruz, on his 90th birthday.

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New Book Highlights Relevance of Fidel’s Address to Intellectuals

fidel-castro

The book “Un texto absolutament vigente” (An Absolutely Current Text) gathers articles about the speech ” Words to intellectuals” given by Fidel Castro in 1961 and stresses the relevance of that address in today’s Cuba.

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A cannon salute for the Revolution and victory

cañonazo primero de enero

In a salute to the 57th anniversary of the triumph of the Cuban Revolution, 21 rounds of artillery were fired from the San Carlos de la Cabaña Fortress in Havana, to honor the homeland’s martyrs, our courageous people and the revolutionary victory. The firing of a battery of six 122 millimeter shells M-30, by 30 cadets from the Revolutionary Armed Forces’ General Antonio Maceo School resounded in the night air to welcome a new year of challenges.

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From Ireland: the Dalai Lama, Limerick and yours truly

University of Limerick

Posted in Cubadebate on April 29, 2011 in News, Reinaldo Taladrid A CubaNews translation. Edited by Walter Lippmann. A 90-minute ride from Dublin will take you to Limerick, a beautiful city where for various reasons great progress has been made in the last 20 years. This name seems to have very little meaning to most

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Raul Castro Sends Message to Cuban Combatants, People

Firma de Raúl

Cuban President Raul Castro sent a message of congratulations and gratitude, published in this capital Wednesday, to each and every participant in the military and mass parade held April 16. It was a march brimming with youth, in an irrefutable demonstration of support for the Cuban Revolution, Raul Castro stated. Fifty years have passed since

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Speech delivered during the closing ceremony of the Sixth Session of the Seventh Legislature of the National People’s Power Assembly

Raúl Castro

On my way here to attend this Assembly session, when I looked at the newspaper’s date, December 18, a simple historical event immediately came to my mind. It has been exactly 54 years ever since –back then we did not expect to live for so long, due to the circumstances surrounding us- when we were part of the newly-formed Rebel Army, which are today the Revolutionary Armed Forces and the Revolution in itself.

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Key Note Address at the ceremony celebrating the 56th anniversary of the attack on the Moncada and Carlos Manuel de Céspedes Barracks

Raúl Castro

We might well begin by asking a question, purely as a matter of personal curiosity. You all know that I come from these parts (Applause and exclamations), and so I have the right to wonder, to want to know, if it is possible, which fellow citizen of this province had the idea of having us standing with the sun right behind us (Laughter), it doesn’t bother me, but I’m sure that none of you can see me; if anything, a shadow: that’s me (Applause).

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Speech at the commemoration of the 50th Anniversary of the Cuban Revolution

Raúl Castro

In a day like this, our first thoughts are for those who fell in this long struggle. They constitute a paradigm and a symbol of the efforts and sacrifices of millions of Cubans. Closely united in the clamor of battle, waging the powerful weapons embodied in Fidel’s leadership, his teachings and his example, we have learned how to transform our dreams into a reality; how to keep our heads cool and our confidence in the face of dangers and threats; how to get over the big setbacks; how to turn every challenge into a victory and to overcome adversity, no matter how insurmountable they might have seem.