Articles of tribute

News »

A Mambí with his foot always “in the stirrup”

Raul castro cumple

When on July 26, 1953 Raul Castro snatched the pistol wielded by a Batista police chief attempting to take him prisoner in the Santiago de Cuba Court and pointed the gun at his would-be captors, in less than a second he radically changed the course of the history he was living, saving not only his life and those of his comrades, but also a piece of the Revolution that had begun to take shape that very day.

News »

The moral universe of a hero

buena fe

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.

News »

The Granma, breaking through the fog

cartel granma

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.

News »

Maradona never betrayed the people

Maradona Fidel

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

News »

The world recalls Fidel

legado fidel

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”.

News »

Fidel: A necessary presence

fidel

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.”

News »

Havana celebrates with tribute to Eusebio Leal

vitier niurka-leal

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.

News »

Che is here, alive

che pintura

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.

News »

Eusebio, the man

Leal the man

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?

News »

Eusebio Leal Spengler has died: Forever yours, dear Historian

Eusebio-Leal-Foto-de-Ismael-Francisco-Cubadebate-copia-580x330

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.