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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.

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Comandante Juan Almeida in life

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f0025499The Cuban people always considered it the third most important figure of the Cuban Revolution after Fidel and Raúl. Along with Armando Mestre, Almeida met the young Fidel at the University of Havana following the Batista coup of March 10, 1952. A revolutionary was born.

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Díaz-Canel: The answers lie within our history

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Cuban President Miguel Díaz-Canel recalled yesterday, in a tweet, the 1957 uprising in this city with a compelling comment: “The answers lie within our history,” a phrase that evokes the dignity of a people who would not accept the dictatorship of Batista, at the orders of Washington.

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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