With the passing of the great revolutionary leader Fidel Castro on November 25, 2016 it is first and foremost to the Cuban people that we express our condolences and our solidarity.
Fidel was a product of a profound and rich Cuban and Latin American history, but it must be said that the example and legacy of Fidel belongs in truth to the world. And in particular to the oppressed and exploited overwhelming majority of humanity, in every corner of our Earth.
Campesino Congress in Arms: the birth of the agrarian Revolution
On the morning of September 21, 1958 a transcendental event featuring over 200 delegates, was inaugurated
Author: Pedro Antonio García | firstname.lastname@example.org
september 21, 2016 17:09:54
Raúl Castro speaking during the First Campesino Congress in Arms, accompanied by Vilma Espín (seated behind him), Rebel soldiers and campesinos. Photo: Archive
Before 1959 Soledad de Mayarí Arriba was a place forgotten by those who governed in Cuba. A truck, in 1958, would have a difficulty accessing the area, and often need help to make its way out of the tricky terrain. A cock fighting ring and a bar with an adjacent dancehall were the only facilities there. Sick people would have to be carried on foot in hammocks to receive medical attention in La Prueba, located close to Alto Songo, some 40 kilometers away; some dying along the way.
When the Second Front, led by then Commander Raúl Castro Ruz, established itself in the region, the first Revolutionary Campesino Committees (CRC) were created, based on the experience of the Rebel Army in the Sierra Maestra, with a secretary as leader, and civil and military delegate. These committees, in addition to maintaining order in their respective areas, were responsible for gathering supplies and information for the guerillas. Expanding its activities, the directorate of the Second Front created the Agrarian Bureau, a body which would function as a link between the masses and Rebel Army military commanders.
Principal celebration of National Rebellion Day tomorrow, in Sancti Spíritus
Tomorrow, July 26, at 7:00am, in the city’s Serafín Sánchez Valdivia Plaza de la Revolución, the principal national commemoration of the 63rd anniversary of the assaults on the Moncada and Carlos Manuel de Céspedes Garrisons will take place
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july 25, 2016 09:07:03
Tomorrow, July 26, at 7:00am, in the city’s Serafín Sánchez Valdivia Plaza de la Revolución, the principal national commemoration of the 63rd anniversary of the assaults on the Moncada and Carlos Manuel de Céspedes Garrisons will take place.
The central remarks in honor of National Rebellion Day will be made by Second Party Secretary and Vice President of the Councils of State and Minister José Ramón Machado Ventura.
Cubavisión, Cubavisión Internacional, Radio Rebelde, Radio Progreso, and Radio Habana Cuba will broadcast the event live, and Cubavisión will repeat the recorded program at 8:30 pm, tomorrow evening
Evo arrives in Cuba
The Bolivian leader was received at Havana’s José Martí International Airport by First Vice President of the Councils of State and Ministers, Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez
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may 20, 2016 1:05:57
The Bolivian leader was received at Havana’s José Martí International Airport by First Vice President of the Councils of State and Ministers Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez. Photo: Anabel Díaz
Bolivian President Evo Morales began his official visit to Cuba this morning, Friday, May 20. Morales has traveled to the island to review the current state of bilateral relations and expand cooperation ties between the two nations, among other activities.
The Bolivian leader, who was received at Havana’s José Martí International Airport by First Vice President of the Councils of State and Ministers Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez, will pay tribute to Cuba’s national hero José Martí at the Plaza de la Revolución this afternoon and meet with the President of the Councils of State and Ministers, Army General Raúl Castro.
This visit by Bolivia’s first indigenous President is also a demonstration of the strong ties which unite the two countries. Morales has repeatedly highlighted the continued support offered by Cuba to his country, despite the economic, commercial and financial blockade imposed by the United States.
Both nations have been at the forefront of denouncing acts of aggression against progressive governments of the region.
55 YEARS SINCE THE BAY OF PIGS
Worst U.S. defeat since 1812
On April 17, 1961, a mercenary brigade armed, trained and, transported by the CIA, landed at Playa Girón on the Bay of Pigs, as part of Washington’s plans to defeat the nascent Cuban Revolution. The people in uniform, with Fidel on the front lines, defeated the invasion in less than 72 hours
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april 7, 2016 09:04:14
Fidel on the front lines in Playa Girón. Photo: Archivo
General Lauris Norstad, head of Allied Forces in Europe (1956-1963), stated “The Bay of Pigs is the worst defeat of the United States since the War of 1812,” in his analysis of the U.S. government’s failed invasion of Cuba at Playa Girón, on the Bay of Pigs, in 1961.
The War of 1812, unleashed and lost by the U.S. against Canada, was the first attempt at expansion by the 13 colonies which constituted the country in 1776.
Once free of the English, some of the new country’s founding fathers proclaimed that they had been chosen by God to guide the rest of the world, and expand to the west and south.
Playa Girón is related to many of the most important issues of the 20th century, including the assassinations of John and Robert Kennedy; the Cuban Missile Crisis; the Churchill-Truman alliance; Hiroshima and Nagasaki; the CIA; anti-communism; the Cold War; McCarthyism; neoliberalism; and the growth of the military-industrial complex. The Bay of Pigs is also linked to the war in Vietnam, those in the Middle East (Palestine, Iraq, Syria) Afghanistan, Ukraine, and the mysterious death of Franklin D. Roosevelt – given his opinions about the use of the atomic bomb, the establishment of Israel, and Churchill, himself.
Young Cubans call for the return of the territory illegally occupied by the U.S. in Guantánamo
During the 39th edition of the Festival of Political Song, young Cuban artists once again called for the return of our territory, occupied by the U.S. at the illegal Guantanamo Naval Base
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august 3, 2015 09:08:2
Foto: Juventud Rebelde
CAIMANERA, Guantánamo.—Young Cuban artists participating in the Jornada de la Canción Política (Festival of Political Song) once again called for the return of our territory, occupied by the U.S. at the illegal Guantanamo Naval Base.
During a tour of the communities of Caimanera and Boquerón, bordering the military enclave, participants performed and exchanged with residents, while stating their position calling for the return of this portion of Cuban soil which for more than a century has been occupied by the United States.
The Festival of Political Song, celebrating its 39th edition this year, is the oldest event sponsored by the Hermanos Saíz Association in the country. This year the festival is dedicated to the 55 years of the Casa de las Américas magazine and the local group Frontera, precursors of the professional trovador movement in this area.
The Sunday program also included a performance of the longest trova, starring guest musicians and anyone interested in joining them in this eastern Cuban city.