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No matter the challenge, we continue to reach for the stars

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A year has gone by, and if it were necessary to define it in a single word there is none more accurate than “transcendental.” Twelve months of unceasing work since more than eight million Cubans supported what has been, since February 24, the supreme law of Cuban society, based on the dream José Martí bequeathed to us of a Republic of exceptional humanism. The approval of a more advanced constitutional text was not only proof of the continuity that has marked the course of our revolutionary process, but at the same time, the starting point for another stage of intense, challenging work.

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From Monroe to Trump

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More than 200 years have passed since James Monroe became the fifth president of the United States. Unlike Donald Trump, he had been a soldier, lawyer, senator, governor and even Secretary of State. Trump, the country’s 45th President, a multimillionaire inexperienced in politics, has done nothing more than repeat what was said and done by the inventor of the “America for Americans” doctrine. What is common in what happened in 1823 and what is happening today is that Monroe’s philosophy is being dusted off by Trump

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Céspedes inspires today’s just causes

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“What makes Céspedes great is not only the firm, decisive decision he made to take up arms, but the act that accompanied that decision, which was to grant freedom to his slaves (…) his willingness to abolish slavery in our country. With this phrase from Comandante en jefe Fidel Castro Ruz, President Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez tweeted his tribute to the father of the homeland, on the 146th anniversary of his death in battle, yesterday February 27.

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Martí is always with us

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A beautiful, difficult year is behind us; a challenging year ahead. In the transition from one to the other, in days of resistance and victory, yesterday, today and tomorrow, encouraging us is the image, the example and the work of José Martí.

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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

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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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Cuba celebrates 70th anniversary of the People’s Republic of China

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With the presence of Army General Raúl Castro Ruz, first secretary of the Communist Party of Cuba; Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez, President of the Councils of State and Ministers; and other authorities, the 70th anniversary of the People’s Republic of China’s founding was celebrated yesterday at Minfar headquarters in Havana.

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Cuba celebrates 70th anniversary of the People’s Republic of China

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With the presence of Army General Raúl Castro Ruz, first secretary of the Communist Party of Cuba; Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez, President of the Councils of State and Ministers; and other authorities, the 70th anniversary of the People’s Republic of China’s founding was celebrated yesterday at Minfar headquarters in Havana.

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Juan Almeida’s love for the homeland and music

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Music ran through not only Juan Almeida’s veins – as the saying goes – but in his very existence, which had all the ingredients for a good bolero or guaracha. The humble young bricklayer, who at 26 years of age joined the revolutionary struggle, managed to live one of the most unique love stories known today: love for the homeland and music.