The world will see what we are capable of doing and the world will join us in our resistance

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Granma | July 29, 2019

“I am clear that, today, I speak in the name of the grateful, those who face the challenge of driving the country forward.” Photo: Estudios Revolución

Speech delivered by Miguel M. Díaz-Canel Bermúdez, President of Cuba’s Councils of State and Ministers, during the national commemoration of the 66th anniversary of the assaults on the Moncada and Carlos Manuel de Céspedes Garrisons, held in the Plaza de la Patria, Bayamo, Granma, July 26, 2019, Year 61 of the Revolution

(Council of State transcript / GI translation)

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

 

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“The day only one Cuban is left to make this revolution, it will be me”

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Granma | July 30, 2019

Photo: Granma Archives

SANTIAGO DE CUBA.– Frank País García was among those men who move people, conquer plains and mountain tops, who see the light on the horizon, and speak for all. The young revolutionary was shot by Batista’s henchmen, 62 years ago, thinking that with 20 bullets they could bury him in oblivion. But the date was chosen in his honor, to become Martyrs of the Cuban Revolution Day.

At only 18 years of age, he heard the sound of shooting from the Moncada, and tried to reach the garrison to see what was happening, but the guards stopped him. That night he managed to get in and saw the riddled bodies, which he would later describe as “full of blood, bullets, and honor.”

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Moncada: A victory of ideas

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Photo: Marcelino Vázquez (AIN)

History cannot be forgotten. At a time when U.S. imperialism and its regional allies are intent upon eliminating the idea that “a better world is possible,” the Cuban Revolution and its heroic people are resisting at all costs, convinced of the justness of their ideals, and celebrating the 66th anniversary of the assaults on the Moncada in Santiago de Cuba, and the Carlos Manuel de Céspedes Garrison in Bayamo.

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What was Cuba seeking in Africa?

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Granma | June 21, 2019

One warm morning of October 1983, a group of young men gather in front of the Military Committee office in the municipality of Plaza de la Revolución, in the city of Havana. The reason for the presence of these young men, most of them still fresh-faced, is to leave for Angola as volunteers.

The aspiring internationalists combatants have been arriving to this place since the early hours of the morning. The waiting hours would pass by among jokes and stories and comments on the episodes of heroism and combats born from their juvenile imagination and their desire to match the deeds of their fathers and grandfathers.Read More »

Cuba and Spain Sign Agreement for Scientific, Academic Exchange

teleSUR | July 09, 2019

Spain's Science, Innovation and Universities Minister Pedro Duque in Havanna, July 8, 2019.
Spain’s Science, Innovation and Universities Minister Pedro Duque in Havanna, July 8, 2019. | Photo: EFE

University exchanges between both countries are expected to be more frecuent and planned at the government level.

Spain’s Minister of Science, Innovation and Universities Pedro Duque and Cuba’s Minister of Higher Education Jose Ramon Saborido signed Monday a framework agreement for cooperation in Havana.