Articles of Vilma Espín

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Vilma in reborn today in the struggles of Cuban women

VIlma Espin tumba

Flowers for Vilma Espín Guillois from her comrade in arms and companion in life, Army General Raúl Castro Ruz, crowned the tribute to the heroine before the monumental boulder that holds her ashes, on the 13th anniversary of her physical disappearance. A floral wreath to Vilma Espín Guillois sent by her comrade in arms and companion in life, Army General Raúl Castro Ruz, crowned the tribute to the heroine of the guerrilla and clandestine struggle.

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Vilma’s struggles more necessary than ever


Equality, condemnation of gender violence, and recognition of the rights of women have been the topic of debate and struggle for decades, in which Cuba, with the leadership of Vilma Espín, has played a leading role, members of the Federation of Cuba Women (FMC) recalled yesterday, during a press conference.

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Fidel Castro pays tribute to Vilma Espín


He visited the Vilma Espín educational center located in the Havana municipality of Playa, where, along with preschool and elementary students and teachers, he participated in a tribute to the founder of the Federation of Cuban Women (FMC), held on the 86th anniversary of Vilma’s birth.

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Vilma Espín, a role model for Cuban women

Vilma y Fidel

Vilma Espín Guillois, born in Santiago de Cuba 86 years ago, on April 7, 1930, was characterized by her human qualities, including strong family principles, a sense of justice and condemnation of lies, banality and superficiality (1). Despite her comfortable background, she rejected the social situation she witnessed in Cuba, wondering, “Why are there beggars on the street?” and questioning as to how to solve the problem (2).

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Portrait of an Indispensable Cuban

Vilma Espín

This book, Vilma: A Special Woman, an accurate portrait of an indispensable Cuban, brings back to us the heroine who loved everything she did, who changed the lives of numerous people and who proved that a delicate woman can also be the strongest pillar. “It’s a passionate work,” says Juan Carlos Rodríguez, director of Editorial Capitán San Luis and compiler of the text to be presented on February 22nd.