Articles of José Martí

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The moral universe of a hero

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On the occasion of the 126th anniversary of José Martí’s death in combat, composer Israel Rojas agreed to speak with Granma about Cuba´s national hero, displaying the sensitivity fitting the conversational context of an everyday citizen of our times, like those in the song “Todo el mundo cuenta,” (Everyone counts) by the duo Buena Fe.

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“Homeland or Death” resounds honoring Cuba’s independence struggle

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On the 126th anniversary of the re-launching of Cuba’s war of independence, flowers from Raúl and Díaz-Canel were placed alongside the tomb where the remains of Cuba’s national hero rest

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Cuba reiterates its commitment to a fair and equitable global order

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Cuba’s Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez reiterated on Saturday the island’s commitment to continue working for a democratic, fair and equitable international order, on the occasion of the World Day of Social Justice. Through his Twitter account, he emphasized that the island will insist on this path to respond ‘to the peoples’ demand for peace, sustainable development and justice’.

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Cuba expands private sector and advances in creating enterprises

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Cuba is making progress in the expansion and perfectioning of self-employment (private sector) and the creation of micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs), Deputy Prime Minister Alejandro Gil confirmed. Cuba needs self-employment (private) because it is a complement to the economy, generates quality jobs and allows for productive linkages, Gil, who is also the minister of Economy and Planning, argued.

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Attempted robbery

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Anti-Cuban mercenaries make the mistake of believing that Martí has become nothing more than a statue, an appropriate figure to include in their farces, but he has long since come down from pedestals and walks among his people. Just as he is, in his authentic dimensions, José Martí is of no use to their cause. This would require suppressing a good many texts, no longer publishing them.

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Los Van Van and Martí: A great delight

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In 2014, the José Martí Cultural Society and Egrem studios released a CD/DVD that, with full intentionality and exquisite musical work, would mark a new direction in terms of the re-contextualization, today, of Martí’s thought. With the ideas, coordination and musical concept of Israel Rojas, the new project’s premise was to provide an approach to Martí, not only through musicalization per se, but based on a thematic thread

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Martí among us

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We have reached this January 28, 2021, having traveled a hard road, full of obstacles and traps, with the blockade tightened beyond all imaginable limits and a pandemic taking a lethal toll of more two million deaths on the planet. Cuba’s dignified resistance defeated the 240 measures imposed by Trump, intended to asphyxiate our economy and undermine the people’s support for the Revolution. As President Díaz-Canel said, “They threw us to our death, and we are alive.”

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The history of Cuba is one of victories

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“The pandemic will be defeated and the difficulties we face overcome. This is the history of Cuba. This is the history of patriots like Martí, this is the history of our revolutionary students,” Army General Raúl Castro Ruz stated yesterday evening, during a heartfelt exchange at the Fragua Martiana with some twenty young people who had descended the University of Havana’s Grand Stairway in the traditional March of the Torches.

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Our guide toward the good of all

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The First Secretary of the Communist Party of Cuba’s Central Committee, Army General Raul Castro Ruz, and the President of the Republic, Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez, sent tributes yesterday, May 19, to José Martí, whose fruitful life, 125 years after his glorious death in combat, continues to guide a Revolution “with all and for the good of all.” Just as the sun touched the tomb covered by a Cuban flag that holds the Apostle’s remains, in the city’s Santa Ifigenia Cemetery, floral wreaths to honor our national hero were deposited, in the names of Raúl and Díaz-Canel, by Lázaro Expósito Canto.

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Martí, always a leader, the Teacher, the Apostle

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Marti inmigrantge eeuuSurely no one thought of death in the Dos Rios camp on that busy morning of May 19, 1895. It is likely that the night before Martí interrupted the letter he was writing to Manuel Mercado when Bartolomé Masó arrived with his cavalry troops from Manzanilllo, who then continued on to the Vuelta Grande camp to give the horses a rest. That is why, very early, before going to La Vuelta Grande, Martí wrote what would be his last text: a note to Máximo Gómez informing him of Masó’s arrival.