Articles of Fidel Castro

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The freedom conquered in 1959 continues to illuminate the country

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Fidel continues to command his rebel armies in a Freedom Caravan that has traveled across Cuba every January since 1959, making clear that the memory of that transcendental event in the country’s history continues to inspire new victories in the many battles Cubans face. The new “Caravanistas” from Santiago de Cuba initiated their journey, that will culminate on January 8, in Havana, from the city’s Avenida de los Libertadores, alongside the former Moncada Garrison, which became the July 26 Educational Center following the triumph of the Revolution.

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The Granma, breaking through the fog

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Neither the bad weather, the rough seas, or the overloading of a yacht in no way suited to make the crossing from Mexico to Cuba, could daunt the 82 expeditionaries committed to being “free or martyrs,” as the Granma broke through the fog, in the words of poet Luis Rogelio Nogueras. December 2, 1956, at a point on the southern coast of eastern Cuba known as Los Cayuelos, the men under Fidel’s leadership disembarked, intent upon honoring the blood spilled in the name of independence before them.

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Maradona never betrayed the people

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No one carried the ball closer to his feet, as if by hand; no one was so transparent and, at the same time, so sensitive, on the field and off; no one ran, in barely ten seconds, almost 60 meters with the ball “tied” to his cleats, to let it fly for a goal that shook the world, in 1986. On the world’s soccer fields, where he was recognized for his ability, but rejected for his ideas, no one was as misunderstood. His rebelliousness, and later his drug addictions were the pretexts used by the suits to censure him

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The world recalls Fidel

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Leaders, figures and organizations worldwide recalled the legacy of the Comandante en Jefe Fidel Castro Ruz, on the fourth anniversary of his physical disappearance, November 25. Cuba’s President of the Republic Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez paid tribute to the historic leader of the Cuban Revolution on his Twitter, writing: “Fidel: How do I greet you? Every day we strive to follow in your footsteps”.

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Humanism, anti-imperialism and anti-neoliberalism: Youth taking Fidel’s path

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The legacy of the humanist, anti-imperialist and anti-neoliberal ideas of Comandante en Jefe Fidel Castro Ruz, will be present today, and tomorrow November 26, during the International Online Youth Forum “Banner Ideas.”

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Fidel: A necessary presence

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On the fourth anniversary of the Comandante en jefe’s physical disappearance, November 25, his work, example, and words as alive as ever, “We have shown that human beings can and must be better. We demonstrate the value of conscience and ethics. We offer lives.”

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Remarks by Dr. Fidel Castro Ruz, President of the Republic of Cuba, at the 10th Ibero-American Summit of Heads of State and Government. Panama City

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Yesterday I had the privilege of speaking about infancy, so I had not planned to take the floor on this subject, but the important debate of this morning has obliged me to say a few words. I emphasize ‘a few’ so that no one is scared. (LAUGHTER).

Neoliberal globalization is leading the world to disaster. I do not share philosophies and dogmas of any kind.

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One party, Fidel’s

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In a process not exempt from tension and disagreement, the three revolutionary groups that contributed to defeating the dictatorship worked to establish unity, with Fidel’s leadership and political pedagogy, culminating in the announcement of the Communist Party of Cuba Central Committee, October 3, 1965

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Speech made by Commander-in-Chief Fidel Castro Ruz at the UN Headquarters, US, on September 26, 1960

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Although it is said I make long speeches, there is no reason for you to worry. I shall do my best to be brief and state what we see as our duty to say here. I shall also speak slowly to help the interpreters. Maybe some think we are very angry at the treatment given to the Cuban delegation. We are not.

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Benedetti, compañero and friend

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No, one, except perhaps a few infected with the virus of envy and mediocrity, question the poetic stature, the narrative depth (La tregua, Montevideanos and Gracias por el fuego, among other titles) or the brilliance of the essays of Mario Benedetti, the writer from Uruguay, or better, Our America, whose life we celebrated September 14.