Articles of Fidel Castro

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Speech by Commander-In-Chief Fidel Castro on his arrival in Havana on 8 January 1959

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Speaking here tonight, I’m presented with perhaps one of the most difficult tasks in this long struggle, which began on November 30, 1956, in Santiago de Cuba.The people are listening, the revolutionary fighters are listening, and the regular troops – whose fate is in our hands – are listening also. I believe this to be a turning point in our history: the tyranny has been overthrown. The rejoicing is immense. But there is still much to be done. We mustn’t fool ourselves into believing that the future will be easy; everything may be more difficult in the future.

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Being like Che, today and tomorrow

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“I am” or “I will be” is perhaps the most recurrent personal dilemma, in terms of revolutionary ethics, that Che’s memory provokes. This challenging question weighs heavy in the hearts of conscious individuals, well aware of the living force of Ernesto Guevara’s impeccable example. It is clear, first of all, that this is not a question for everyone, since he does not mean the same thing for everyone. A man becomes a symbol only for those who share his dreams, while for others he is simply an historical figure, albeit a renowned one.

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Educate and orient the revolutionary masses, an undeniable privilege of our Party

Fidel carta

The entire country has received with joy and enthusiasm the news of the constitution of our Central Committee. The names of the compañeros who will serve on this Committee, as well as their histories, are well known. … We have attempted to choose those who in our opinion represent, in the most thorough way, the history of our Revolution…

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Fidel faces the empire: Plan against Plan

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This August 13, the Commandante en Jefe would have turned 93. The validity of his thought and action remains clear and serves to guide progressive, social justice efforts around the world

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Reborn

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“Cuba dawns in tribute. Ninety-three years since the birth of the inheritor of Martí’s legacy, the undefeated leader who survived more than 600 attempts on his life, and faced, without concessions, 11 U.S. administrations. Fidel lives because his ideas live,” tweeted the President Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez, yesterday, August 13. In a later message, he reported

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Intellectuals and artists for peace, an unwavering commitment

Paloma

Seventy years after the National Congress for Peace and Democracy was founded, Cuban artists, intellectuals, academics, and activists meeting in Havana recalled the need for permanent mobilization against increasing imperialist aggression, accentuated by the current U.S. administration, and the clear incompatibility of such actions with human progress.

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Oswaldo Guayasamín Fidel: Guayasamín was perhaps the most noble and human person I ever met. He created at the speed of light, and his dimensions as a human being knew no limits

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Excerpts of speech by Fidel during the inauguration of Guayasamín’s Chapel of man, Quito, Ecuador, November 29, 2002:
I remember the time very early in the Cuban Revolution, when, amidst hectic days, a man with an indigenous, tenacious, restless face, already well known and admired by many of our intellectuals, wanted to paint a portrait of me.

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The story of the Rebel Army’s First Front to be told in Santiago museum

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As a key part of the region’s extraordinary history of struggle – beginning with the landing of the Granma expeditionaries and the rebel columns that spread from the Sierra Maestra across the country, culminating with Comandante en Jefe Fidel Castro Ruz announcing the triumph of the Revolution – the José Martí First Front will soon have its own museum here.

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ALBA, as inspiring as it is necessary

Fidel y Chavez

FIDEL, as a disciple of José Martí, 22 days after the revolutionary triumph of 1959, and on his first visit to Caracas, presented his integrationist thought, valid today and for all time

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Gabriel García Márquez, your word is life

Fidel Garcia Marquez

This is an excerpt from a speech that is consistent with his conduct and social commitment, delivered with the title of “La soledad de América Latina,” (The solitude of Latin America), words that seem made for these days, as imperialism tramples the dreams of Latin Americans.