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Ulises Guilarte de Nacimiento: Unity, Commitment and Victory

Ulises Guilarte de Nacimiento: Unity, Commitment and Victory
Thousands of Havana residents came out this Tuesday to reaffirm their revolutionary commitment in a joyful May Day parade

Author: Redacción Digital | internet@granma.cu
may 1, 2018 13:05:18

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Photo: Jose M. Correa
Speech by compañero Ulises Guilarte de Nacimiento commemorating International Worker’s Day, May 1, 2018, in the Plaza de la Revolución

Compañero Army General Raúl Castro Ruz, first secretary of the Communist Party of Cuba Central Committee,

Compañero Miguel Díaz Canel-Bermúdez, president of the Councils of State and Ministers,

Distinguished guests,

Dear workers,

At this historic time for the homeland, millions of Cubans across the country are leading another massive and popular national mobilization to celebrate International workers’ Day, under the maxim: Unity, Commitment and Victory, as an organic process is being undertaken from within trade unions in the lead up to the 21st Congress of the Cuban Workers’ Federation which will concluded next year when we commemorate the 80th anniversary of its founding.
We have many reasons and motives to make this May Day another day to show our support for our Revolution, First Party Secretary compañero Raúl, and his continued leadership within the state and government, presided by compañero Díaz Canel. It is also a place to pay tribute to its (the Revolution’s) historic leader Fidel Castro Ruz and reaffirm our unwavering commitment to the concept of Revolution he left us.
Today, we come together to commemorate transcendental occasions, an expression of the historic legacy of struggle that makes us proud to be Cubans and glorifies the history of our homeland, such as the 165th anniversary of the birth of National Hero José Martí, 150 years since the start of the Independence Wars, the 65th anniversary of the attacks on the Moncada and Carlos Manuel de Céspedes garrisons, and 60 years since the triumph of the Revolution.

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