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The Granma, breaking through the fog

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Neither the bad weather, the rough seas, or the overloading of a yacht in no way suited to make the crossing from Mexico to Cuba, could daunt the 82 expeditionaries committed to being “free or martyrs,” as the Granma broke through the fog, in the words of poet Luis Rogelio Nogueras. December 2, 1956, at a point on the southern coast of eastern Cuba known as Los Cayuelos, the men under Fidel’s leadership disembarked, intent upon honoring the blood spilled in the name of independence before them.

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Maradona never betrayed the people

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No one carried the ball closer to his feet, as if by hand; no one was so transparent and, at the same time, so sensitive, on the field and off; no one ran, in barely ten seconds, almost 60 meters with the ball “tied” to his cleats, to let it fly for a goal that shook the world, in 1986. On the world’s soccer fields, where he was recognized for his ability, but rejected for his ideas, no one was as misunderstood. His rebelliousness, and later his drug addictions were the pretexts used by the suits to censure him

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The world recalls Fidel

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Leaders, figures and organizations worldwide recalled the legacy of the Comandante en Jefe Fidel Castro Ruz, on the fourth anniversary of his physical disappearance, November 25. Cuba’s President of the Republic Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez paid tribute to the historic leader of the Cuban Revolution on his Twitter, writing: “Fidel: How do I greet you? Every day we strive to follow in your footsteps”.

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Fidel: A necessary presence

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On the fourth anniversary of the Comandante en jefe’s physical disappearance, November 25, his work, example, and words as alive as ever, “We have shown that human beings can and must be better. We demonstrate the value of conscience and ethics. We offer lives.”

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Havana celebrates with tribute to Eusebio Leal

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President of the Republic Miguel Díaz-Canel attended the gala celebration last night of the 501st anniversary of the Villa de San Cristóbal in Havana, at Martí Theatre, where the capital city’s government and the City Historian’s Office paid a heartfelt tribute to Eusebio Leal.
The Presidency’s Twitter account reported that the event featured the creations of prolific pianist and composer José María Vitier, accompanied by the interpretative excellence of the Niurka González on flute, violinist Javier Cantillo and soprano Bárbara Llanes.

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Che is here, alive

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Che himself affirms, “The true revolutionary is guided by a great feeling of love,” leaving us another creed to steer us along the road of just causes.
These are times to live this love, turn it into action, into an example, struggle… not a slogan, or a cold image sculpted in bronze, but rather the common man, the everyday person who, without asking a single question, marches off to save lives, unaware that he or she is a hero.

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Eusebio, the man

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Eusebio Leal used to say that many, even the women who accompanied him along the way, fell in love with a character. But when the night came and he took off his gray suit, and fell into bed, drained by the daily struggle, disappointment in the real, ordinary person ensued. When do men stop being simple mortals to become legendary beings?

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Eusebio Leal Spengler has died: Forever yours, dear Historian

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This Friday morning, Eusebio Leal Spengler died, following a long, painful illness.Over the next few hours our people will be informed of planned funeral ceremonies. In accordance with his family’s wishes, Leal’s ashes will be preserved, and once the COVID-19 epidemic is under control, in just recognition of his enduring work, our people will be able to pay their respects at the Capitol in Havana.

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Our martyrs: Neither forgotten, or dead

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Yesterday, Martyrs of the Revolution Day, Cuban President Díaz-Canel tweeted a heartfelt message: “July 30, a sad day in the memory of Cuba. Frank País and Raúl Pujol were murdered in Santiago de Cuba. The rebellious city wears the 26th and sings the Bayamo anthem. Today is Martyrs’ Day. Glory to those who had only their young, promising lives, and gave them for the homeland”

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Another Moncada, everyday, urgent, necessary

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The dawn is coming; a new assault is approaching: daily life on the island presents 1001 assaults; 1001 Moncadas. It all began one Sunday – July 26 – in Santiago; an assault on the garrison where “powerful dominant forces” were sleeping, and were surprised by Cuba. That day of that year, the fight began. It was “the first assault on one of the many fortresses that were to be taken. As the young lawyer who led the rebellion said. Inexperience, ignorance, underdevelopment, lack of resources, were all “Moncadas to be taken.