Articles of Fidel Castro

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Fidel versus COVID-19 and beyond

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The fact that Cuba’s response to the COVID-19 has been far more effective than most countries in the region, including the United States and also several European nations, is a reality that is becoming evident. A health system based on prevention, with a presence in all communities of medical offices, organized by neighborhood and linked to polyclinics, as well as general and specialized hospitals.

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“The doors to the civil struggle are closed to me, the time has come to take our rights, not ask for them…”

Fidel Presidio Modelo

This May 15 marks the 65th anniversary of Fidel and his fellow Moncada prisoners release from the Model Prison on Isle of Pines. Cubans had been awaiting the day since of the Amnesty Law was approved, an undeniable victory for the people, which, however, had a “hook” that suited the regime. Fidel’s political imprisonment had its antecedent in the Moncada trial, during which the revolutionary leader himself, in his capacity as both defendant and prosecutor.

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Speech by Dr. Fidel Castro Ruz, on the occasion of the International Labor Day at the Revolution Square, May Day, 2000

Fidel Castro primero de Mayo

Revolution means to have a sense of history; it is changing everything that must be changed; it is full equality and freedom; it is being treated and treating others like human beings; it is achieving emancipation by ourselves and through our own efforts; it is challenging powerful dominant forces from within and without the social and national milieu; it is defending the values in which we believe at the cost of any sacrifice; it is modesty, selflessness, altruism, solidarity and heroism;

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The history of interferon in Cuba, in use today to treat Covid-19

Cuba interferon

Cuba’s pride in Interferon Alfa 2b is a natural reaction given the international prestige enjoyed by the Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology which produces the medication.
Recombinant Human Interferon Alpha 2b continues to make headlines around the world and captures the interest of readers given its effectiveness in treating patients with the new SARS Cov-2 coronavirus, which causes the illness known as Covid-19.

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In a nuclear war, the collateral damage would be human life

Fidel Castro Cartel

Today, when the United States and Iran are on the brink of an international conflict, the words of Fidel Castro Ruz have extraordinarily relevance.

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U.S. crusade against Cuban international medical cooperation

banderas medicos

As MINREX warned in a statement released August 29, 2019, the United States government has, since last year, been waging an intense, offensive campaign against the medical collaboration Cuba provides, along with threats of sanctions against Cuban leaders and pressure on recipient states to end such cooperation.

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Fidel unites us

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With the dawn’s first light, and the placement of a floral wreath beside the monumental boulder where the ashes of Comandante en Jefe Fidel Castro Ruz rest, in Santa Ifigenia Cemetery, the tribute to the historical leader of the Cuban Revolution began on the third anniversary of his physical disappearance. The city he called “the strongest stronghold of the Revolution,” marched again with Comandante en Jefe Fidel Castro Ruz, on the third anniversary of Army General Raul Castro Ruz’s farewell.

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Ambassadors of love, peace and life

Fidel medicos cubanos

Our doctors understand that their daily contribution to the quality of life of their own people, and other peoples of the world, is the best way to honor their homeland, the history that has preceded them, and Fidel. Their souls are as clean as their white lab coats. Who could cast doubt? Their generosity knows no borders in an incessant battle for life, regardless of class differences and racial distinctions, asking only for renewed hope in exchange.

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In the heart of Latin American unity

Fidel Raul Che

Our America is living intense days, but there is no reason, or time, to be discouraged. The continent’s peoples have opened the great avenues of their emancipation, and imperialism cannot close them. Bolívar, Martí, Sandino, pointed the way to unity. “How long will we remain in lethargy?” Fidel asked in 1959, during his visit to Caracas. “How long will we be defenseless pieces of a continent, which its liberator conceived as something more dignified, greater? How long will Latin Americans live in this miserly, ridiculous atmosphere? How long will we remain divided?”

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Lighting a dark night with a stroke of love

Fidel

He would have exploded with indignation before the attacks by the oligarchy and military against Evo Morales and Bolivia’s process of change; he would be following the popular mobilizations challenging neoliberal dictates in Chile that traveled from north to south in Salvador Allende’s time; and would share the determination of the vast majority of Venezuelans, who with the leadership of Nicolás Maduro and the inspiration of his dear friend Hugo Chávez, do not yield to the desires of imperialism and their lackeys.