Articles of Fidel Castro

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Kofi Annan universally recognized

Kofi Annan

The news moved many, and in Cuba as was the case around the world this weekend, as he was recalled and honored. Kofi Annan died at 80 years of age, leaving a legacy, a life devoted to humanity0s just causes, but above all to the defense of equality, understanding, and peace among the world’s men and women.

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The optimism of a victor

Fidel

I have attempted to find a formula that synthesizes Fidel Castro, who is now 92, and continues at our side, and whose imprint touches every aspect of life, every sector of society, friends and enemies, young and old, the healthy and the sick, heads of state and the homeless of the world.

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Popular discussion begins, from our roots to the future

csa Fidel Birán

In Birán, birthplace of heroes, the national consultation on constitutional reform began. Precisely on August 13, as men and women across Cuba and the world honored Comandante en Jefe Fidel Castro on his 92nd birthday, taking place in his native land were the first of 135,000 meetings scheduled through November 15, during which the people will act as the nation’s legitimate constituent body.

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Sixty-five years since the assault on the future

Moncada asalto

Yesterday Cubans of several generations began celebrations of the 65th anniversary of the assaults on the Moncada and Carlos Manuel de Céspedes Garrisons here, honoring martyrs and heroes of the simultaneous revolutionary actions of July 26, 1953.

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The social composition of Moncada insurgents

Fidel Moncada preso

The fact that the Cuban people were politically prepared and full of patriotic fervor in 1953 is made evident in the social composition of the revolutionary movement which the young attorney, Fidel Castro Ruz, was able to pull together in a short period of time following the military coup of March 10, 1952, carried out by Fulgencio Batista, and promptly recognized by the United States government, practically on the eve of general elections scheduled for June 1 that year.

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Abel Santamaria, the soul of the movement

Abel y Fidel

Preparing for the Moncada assault, Fidel assigned Abel the mission of taking the Saturnino Lora Hospital, with the intention of protecting his second in command, who nonetheless was captured, tortured, and murdered by the dictatorship’s henchmen, at 25 years of age.

Fidel considered Abel’s life to be of exceptional value, and therefore assigned him the mission of taking the Saturnino Lora Hospital, which was less dangerous than the garrison

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An event that changed the course of history

Fidel con compañeros lucha

On July 26, 1953, the assault on the Moncada Garrison in Santiago opened a new stage in Cuba’s national liberation struggle, which concluded with the triumph of the Revolution January 1, 1959. Two rooms, one that served as a living-dining room and the other a bedroom, plus a tiny bathroom and kitchen, comprised apartment 603 in the building at 164 25th Street, between O and Infanta, in the Havana neighborhood of Vedado, where planning began for the armed actions that took place July 26, 1953.

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Vietnamese Leader Highlights Fidel Castro’s Legacy in Cuba

1Nguyen-Duc-Loi

Vietnamese political leader Nguyen Duc Loi highlighted today in this capital the legacy of social justice and solidarity represented by the historic leader of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro. Fidel became a symbol of revolutionary heroism, of rebellious ideas and of aspirations for freedom and happiness, said the member of the Central Committee of the Communist Party.

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Centenary of the birth of Mandela and graduation of South African students celebrated in Cuba

Fidel Mandela

With the screening of a documentary that traces the shared history of South Africa and Cuba, featuring footage of meetings between Nelson Mandela and Fidel Castro, a political-cultural act began this Wednesday afternoon, to mark the centenary of the birth of the renowned leader of the struggle against apartheid.

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A present based on memory

Fidel y Nujoma

As soon as Namibia achieved its independence, the nation established diplomatic relations with Cuba, an island 11,000 kilometers away. It was March 21, 1990. Ndapandula Akwaake had not yet been born, much less could her family have imagined that one day she, or some other relative, would travel to the Caribbean island experiencing a Revolution