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The social composition of Moncada insurgents

Fidel Moncada preso

The fact that the Cuban people were politically prepared and full of patriotic fervor in 1953 is made evident in the social composition of the revolutionary movement which the young attorney, Fidel Castro Ruz, was able to pull together in a short period of time following the military coup of March 10, 1952, carried out by Fulgencio Batista, and promptly recognized by the United States government, practically on the eve of general elections scheduled for June 1 that year.

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Cultural gala and provincial event in Granma to celebrate July 26th

gala 26

Today Tuesday the 24th, to be held in Santiago de Cuba’s Heredia Theater is a cultural gala to celebrate the 65th anniversary of the assaults on the Moncada and Carlos Manuel de Céspedes Garrisons. Television networks Cubavisión and Cubavisión Internacional will broadcast the event at a deferred time, 8:30 pm

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Abel Santamaria, the soul of the movement

Abel y Fidel

Preparing for the Moncada assault, Fidel assigned Abel the mission of taking the Saturnino Lora Hospital, with the intention of protecting his second in command, who nonetheless was captured, tortured, and murdered by the dictatorship’s henchmen, at 25 years of age.

Fidel considered Abel’s life to be of exceptional value, and therefore assigned him the mission of taking the Saturnino Lora Hospital, which was less dangerous than the garrison

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A Constitution to serve Cuba

A Nacional Constitucion

The first period of ordinary sessions of the National Assembly of People’s Power’s 9th Legislature concluded yesterday, July 22, after addressing a full agenda of important issues, outstanding among which was the approval of a proposal for new Constitution of the Republic. Army General Raúl Castro Ruz, first secretary of the Communist Party of Cuba, and Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez, President of the Councils of State and Ministers, were among the 600 legislators

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An event that changed the course of history

Fidel con compañeros lucha

On July 26, 1953, the assault on the Moncada Garrison in Santiago opened a new stage in Cuba’s national liberation struggle, which concluded with the triumph of the Revolution January 1, 1959. Two rooms, one that served as a living-dining room and the other a bedroom, plus a tiny bathroom and kitchen, comprised apartment 603 in the building at 164 25th Street, between O and Infanta, in the Havana neighborhood of Vedado, where planning began for the armed actions that took place July 26, 1953.

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Raúl bids Nicolás Maduro farewell in Havana

Raul y Maduro

On the evening of Wednesday, July 18, the First Secretary of the Communist Party of Cuba Central Committee, Army General Raúl Castro Ruz, bid farewell to the President of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro Moros, at Havana’s José Martí International Airport.

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National Assembly deputies begin study of draft proposal

Proyecto constitución

Deputies of the National Assembly of People’s Power, working in ten standing committees, yesterday July 18, began their individual study of the first draft of the proposed new Constitution, following a presentation outlining fundamental features.

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Cuban constitutions, yesterday and today

Fidel Constitucion

The term constitution comes from the Latin word constiture, which means foundation, the establishment of something, its origin. Ideological differences do not support the resolving of different opinions. On the contrary, they generate arguments within a highly polemical debate environment, leading to multiple definitions based on distinct positions. Agreement may exist with those who state, “The constitution is the state in its concrete political existence. The state is the constitution. The constitution is its soul, its concrete life, and individual existence.”

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Vietnamese Leader Highlights Fidel Castro’s Legacy in Cuba

1Nguyen-Duc-Loi

Vietnamese political leader Nguyen Duc Loi highlighted today in this capital the legacy of social justice and solidarity represented by the historic leader of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro. Fidel became a symbol of revolutionary heroism, of rebellious ideas and of aspirations for freedom and happiness, said the member of the Central Committee of the Communist Party.

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AO Predicts Fall in Rice, Other Food Production

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The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) predicted a drop in the production of rice, soy, coarse grains and sugar in Latin America in the 2018-2019 period.