No one surrenders here!

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Granma | March 07, 2019

The dreams of the generation that stormed the Moncada Garrison are today a tangible reality in the Tercer Frente. Photo: Marcelino Vázquez (AIN)

TERCER FRENTE, SANTIAGO DE CUBA.– The U.S. government is so stuck in time that, in its eagerness to suffocate the Cuban economy with Title III of the Helms-Burton Act, it appears not to have noticed that the steep hillsides where Comandante Juan Almeida founded, by order of the Comandante en Jefe, the Mario Muñoz Monroy Third Front, are not the same today, 61 years later.

Surely it still imagines this area filled with humble, sad-faced campesinos, and children with bulging bellies, without doctors or schools, lacking roads, electricity and communications, condemned to the irrational extraction of precious wood and the sacking of aromatic coffee.Read More »

Electoral rolls in Cuba: Transparent and accurate

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Granma | January 17, 2019

Photo: Martirena

The transparency and accuracy of Cuba’s electoral registry – with its public, permanent, ex officio nature – guaranteed by the state and verified by the population, constitutes a strength of the Revolution, especially important to the referendum on constitutional reform set for February 24. This was confirmed for Granma International by Colonel Mario Méndez Mayedo, head the Identification, Immigration, and Foreign Nationals Directorate, who reported that, beginning January 16, voter rolls will be displayed in visible locations close to polling stations.Read More »

Cuba: José Ramón Fernández Álvarez dies

Granma | January 07, 2019

Photo: Granma archives

The Hero of the Republic of Cuba and retired Brigadier General, José Ramón Fernández Álvarez, passed away in the early hours of Sunday, January 6, at the age of 95.

Familiarly known as “El Gallego Fernández,” he was born November 4, 1923, in Santiago de Cuba. From a young age he participated in the revolutionary struggle against the Batista dictatorship, in conspiratorial movements with different military and political groups. He was imprisoned for almost three years on the Isle of Pines for these activities.Read More »

Cuba: The urgent imperative of a resistance front

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Granma | November 16, 2018

Photo: ACN

If all democratic forms of government have been subjected to the most challenging tests during these times, this has been seen nowhere more ferociously than in Our America, where they have been placed in serious danger. From south to north, military lodges, landholders, power brokers, uncouth oligarchies, and big business, in sinister complicity, with no holds placed by the UN or the OAS, have abolished fundamental human and civil freedoms. The cynical manipulation of popular will, and the violent removal of constitutionally elected governments by despots of a typical totalitarian cut, characterize this dramatic process that threatens the entire continent.Read More »

Cuba: The people as a constituent body

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Granma | November 09, 2018

All proposals, without exception, are to be evaluated by the National Assembly commission. Photo: Endrys Correa Vaillant

CIEGO DE ÁVILA.–Discussions of the proposed new Constitution of the Republic continue – contextualized, with abundant collective intelligence, and no unanswered questions.

All proposals, without exception, are to be evaluated by the National Assembly commission, and a new updated proposal will return to this body, where it will be discussed once again and approved, to then be submitted to a popular referendum in which every citizen can cast a direct, secret ballot vote.Read More »