Category Archives: Fidel Castro

¡Hasta la victoria siempre! The world bids farewell to a giant of world history / Spanish/Enlgish

 

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Ha nacido una nueva estrella en el firmamento

Los compañeros de Casa de las Américas NY nos
unimos al inmenso dolor del pueblo Cubano,
por el fallecimiento de nuestro querido comandante.
Su ejemplo de lucha revolucionaria nos han de hacer
más fuerte en nuestro empeño en defensa de la revolución
y lograr más temprano que tarde el levantamiento del
criminal bloqueo a nuestra patria Cuba.

A los detractores del querido comandante que hoy
celebran en Miami la muerte de este, decimos que nada
ni nadie podrá empañar tan radiante figura.
Hoy el comandante “se pasea serena y tranquilamente
por la sombra de la muerte.”

A new star has been born in the Universe.

The companions of Casa de Las Améreicas NY
partake in the immense pain of the Cuban people,
due to the death of our beloved commander.
His example of revolutionary struggle makes
us stronger in our efforts to defend the revolution
and to achieve sooner than later, the lifting of the
criminal blockade of our homeland Cuba.

To the detractors of the beloved commander celebrating
his death in Miami today, we tell you that nothing and no
one will be able to tarnish such a radiant figure.

Today the commander “walks serenely and peacefully
through the shadow of death.”

The imperishable example of Fidel

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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.
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Bolivia recognizes Fidel’s contribution to liberation struggles

Bolivia recognizes Fidel’s contribution to liberation struggles
Bolivian social, political and cultural organizations highlighted the influence of Fidel on the actions and ideas of Bolivians and all those committed to anti-imperialist struggle.

Author: Glenda Arcia | internet@granma.cu
july 21, 2016 09:07:42

f0013087La Paz.— On July 20, during an event to present activities organized in honor of the leader of the Cuban Revolution’s 90th birthday, Bolivian social, political and cultural organizations highlighted Comandante en Jefe Fidel Castro’s contribution to global liberation struggles.

Speaking to Prensa Latina, organizing committee spokesperson, Marianela Prada emphasized Fidel’s influence on the actions and ideas of Bolivians and all those committed to the anti-imperialist struggle.

We learn from his internationalist example every day. The Bolivian people are eternally grateful to Fidel Castro and Cuba, for all their concrete acts of solidarity, such as sending medical and educational brigades to our country, she stated.

Cuban doctors have restored the vision and saved the lives of thousands of Bolivians and people all over the world. Collaborators have also helped to eradicate illiteracy in the country, added Prada.

She noted that various activities – such as cultural events, film screenings, conferences and photographic expositions – will be taking place in departments across the country including, La Paz, Cochabamba, Santa Cruz, Tarija, Beni.

During a press conference, the Bolivian Ministry of Culture’s director of Artistic Promotion, Max Eguivar, highlighted the importance of “honoring a great friend of Bolivia and celebrating his 90th birthday, which translates to commitment and struggle.”

The youth must learn from Fidel’s example, raise their voices and continue fighting against imperialism, he stated.

Cuando los niños llaman a Fidel (+Fotos)

Los estudiantes del complejo educacional Vilma Espín pudieron intercambiar con el líder de la Revolución Cubana este 6 de abril

Autor: Juventud Rebelde | internet@granma.cu
10 de abril de 2016 09:04:18
Fidel en la escuela Vilma Espín

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Foto: Estudios Revolución
Cada vez que lo ven acercarse, desde las áreas del complejo educacional Vilma Espín, en el municipio capitalino de Playa, los niños se aglomeran y le dicen a coro: ¡Fidel, amigo! ¡Yo quiero estar contigo! Entonces el líder de la Revolución los saluda y en muchas ocasiones ordena detener el auto para conversar con ellos. Así sucedió el pasado miércoles 6 de abril, mientras ensayaban el matutino por el tercer aniversario de la escuela, los 86 años de Vilma, y los 55 de los círculos infantiles, una de las obras más sensibles de la Heroína de la Sierra y el llano.

«Estábamos en el portal, perfilando los últimos detalles del acto, cuando vimos que Fidel iba a pasar por la carretera que nos queda enfrente», cuenta emocionada Rubizaida Riverón Pozo, directora del Complejo. «Enseguida los saludos, las consignas y, de pronto, el Comandante nuevamente entre nosotros.

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Fidel Castro pays tribute to Vilma Espín

Cuban leader Fidel Castro attended an event honoring revolutionary heroine Vilma Espín, yesterday April 7, according to a Cuba television report.Author: Cubadebate | internet@granma.cu
april 8, 2016 09:04:00

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Photo: Cubadebate Archives
Cuban leader Fidel Castro attended an event honoring revolutionary heroine Vilma Espín, yesterday April 7, according to a Cuba television report.
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.
“I am sure that on a day like today, Vilma would be very happy,” the historic leader of the Cuban Revolution said.
“She would be seeing why she sacrificed her life, why those who die struggling for the Revolution leave energy along the way, leave strength, and struggle for this,” he added
Fidel, who will celebrate his 90th birthday in August, could be seen in the television broadcast spiritedly greeting the children and teachers, and discussing issues related to education, health and nutrition.
“Those of us who are here consider being in this school today a privilege, since this type of school is getting close to a kind of dream. I was trying to remember if I had known of a place where a school like this one existed. Such a place doesn’t appear,” Fidel said.
Boris Fuentes, the Cuban television journalist covering the event, reported that Fidel emphasized the school’s experience and its utility for rural areas.
Currently attending the Vilma Espín School are preschool and elementary children, while a middle school program is to be initiated next September.
The educational center was inaugurated April 9, 2013, with two classroom buildings, a library, as well as computer lab, and is staffed by a total of 43 individuals including teachers, assistants and service workers.

Brother Obama, Author: Fidel Castro Ruz

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We don’t need the empire to give us anything. Our efforts will be legal and peaceful, because our commitment is to peace and fraternity among all human beings who live on this planet.

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Author: Fidel Castro Ruz | internet@granma.cu
march 28, 2016 12:03:14
The kings of Spain brought us the conquistadores and masters, whose footprints remained in the circular land grants assigned to those searching for gold in the sands of rivers, an abusive and shameful form of exploitation, traces of which can be noted from the air in many places around the country.
Tourism today, in large part, consists of viewing the delights of our landscapes and tasting exquisite delicacies from our seas, and is always shared with the private capital of large foreign corporations, whose earnings, if they don’t reach billions of dollars, are not worthy of any attention whatsoever.
Since I find myself obliged to mention the issue, I must add – principally for the youth – that few people are aware of the importance of such a condition, in this singular moment of human history. I would not say that time has been lost, but I do not hesitate to affirm that we are not adequately informed, not you, nor us, of the knowledge and conscience that we must have to confront the realities which challenge us. The first to be taken into consideration is that our lives are but a fraction of a historical second, which must also be devoted in part to the vital necessities of every human being. One of the characteristics of this condition is the tendency to overvalue its role, in contrast, on the other hand, with the extraordinary number of persons who embody the loftiest dreams.
Nevertheless, no one is good or bad entirely on their own. None of us is designed for the role we must assume in a revolutionary society, although Cubans had the privilege of José Martí’s example. I even ask myself if he needed to die or not in Dos Ríos, when he said, “For me, it’s time,” and charged the Spanish forces entrenched in a solid line of firepower. He did not want to return to the United States, and there was no one who could make him. Someone ripped some pages from his diary. Who bears this treacherous responsibility, undoubtedly the work of an unscrupulous conspirator? Differences between the leaders were well known, but never indiscipline. “Whoever attempts to appropriate Cuba will reap only the dust of its soil drenched in blood, if he does not perish in the struggle,” stated the glorious Black leader Antonio Maceo. Máximo Gómez is likewise recognized as the most disciplined and discreet military chief in our history.

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Fidel Meets President of the Federation of University Students

Fidel Meets President of the Federation of University Students
Submitted by editor on Thu, 02/05/2015 – 00:00

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Since all of Cuba longs to meet him, and since I also long to tell the story of my meeting, this is the story of how a young student, president of the FEU at the University of Havana in 2015, personally conversed with the historic leader of the Cuban Revolution.

It all began with his call to the FEU office at the University of Havana (UH), January 22, at 9:20pm. Although the call was preceded by a report that he was waiting for me, hearing his voice up close, heard so often from afar, stunned me.

“Randy, how are you?”

“Comandante, fine. I can’t believe I’m going to talk with you.”

He laughs and thanks me for the message I sent him, saying “I’ve read it several times.” He was referring to our project to celebrate the 70th anniversary of his entering the University, with a day of love and commitment. His enthusiasm is evident when he makes the surprise announcement that he is inviting me to a personal conversation the following day.

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“Fidel is Fidel,” Feliz Cumpleaños Happy Birthday From Evo Morales and Nicolas Maduro

“Fidel is Fidel”                                             DIARIO TRABAJADORES (CUBA)

thHAVANA – Celebrations started here on Tuesday to mark the birthday of retired Cuban leader Fidel Castro, who turns 88 on Wednesday.

The commemorations, which include two days of cultural, athletic and civic events, began at 6 pm local time (2200 GMT) with the opening of an audiovisual exhibit of photographs of the iconic leader who led the 1959 Cuban Revolution.

The exhibit, titled “Fidel is Fidel,” features documentary photographs taken by renowned cameraman Roberto Chile, who has served as Castro’s personal photographer for 25 years.

Taken between 2005 and 2012, the images depicting the “tireless” former leader will be on show until Sept. 13, along with a Bronze sculpture of Castro inspired by one of his most emblematic photographic portraits.

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On July 17, Fidel Castro wrote “I only wish to express my solidarity with the heroic people who defend the last sliver remaining of what was their homeland for thousands of years.”

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A Message from the
National Committee to Free the Cuban Five

 

René Gonzáles S. “Dear Friends, Today David is Palestinian and Goliath is a Zionist”

We are all aware of the horrendous devastation in Gaza. As we write this, 797 Palestinians have been killed and 5,118 injured. The dead include 190 children and 75 women. With each day, the numbers grow. What is happening is truly genocide.

On July 8, the Cuban government issued the following statement:
“Cuba strongly condemns the latest Israeli aggression against the population of the Gaza Strip. Israel uses its military and technological superiority to implement a policy of collective punishment with a disproportionate use of force that causes loss of innocent civilian lives and massive property damage.

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