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An ironic historical coincidence, 120 years ago

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On the eve of another Independence Day celebration in the United States, July 3 1898, underway in Santiago de Cuba was a naval battle, in which Cubans summoned all their courage and sacrifice, to finally win their independence, after so many years of struggle. Visible on the horizon was the achievement they had dreamed of for so long, for which so many lives had been lost: Cuba’s independence from Spanish colonialism.

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Guantánamo: Resisting an illegal occupation for 120 years


The Guantánamo Naval Base is evidence of U.S. geopolitical and economic interests, riding roughshod over Cuba’s sovereignty and harming the Cuban people. This was noted by historian José Sánchez Guerra, during the “Theoretical Encounter: 120 Years of the Yankee Military Presence in Guantánamo,” held at the University of Medical Sciences of this territory; as part of which professors, social science researchers and university students