With the truth as a weapon and a shield
Granma | December 01, 2017
Photo: Roberto Chile
This tenet, which along with others is part of Fidel’s conception of Revolution, is rooted in Martí’s idea that “outside of the truth, there is no salvation,” and: “He who tells the truth on time commands. The truth well-spoken, spoken at the right time, dispels his enemies, as if it were smoke.”Read More »
Granma | November 29, 2017
Photo: Roberto Chile
A close reading of Comandante en Jefe Fidel Castro Ruz’s speeches and interviews, his concept of Revolution seems to take on a special significance, which for decades has marked, and continues to mark, the political life of Cuba. This definition emphasizes a macro-historical change reflected in the process of decolonization and independence in Latin America.
It is worth recalling that after the conquest and colonization, and the 20th century wars of independence, the countries of this continent were subjected to political and economic domination by the United States. Read More »
teleSUR | November 25, 2017
The beginning of the Cuban Revolution in 1959 marked a remarkable political, economic and social change in Latin America’s history, especially for Cuban women, who did not just participate in the military victory but also have played a prominent role throughout the building of the socialist nation.Read More »
Granma | November 26, 2017
Photo: Jose M. Correa
Once again the historic guerilla brought together a multitude of grateful youth. Once again he showed us the right way, with his index finger pointing to the future. In a cultural-political act at the University of Havana’s historic Grand Staircase – where he spoke to students on many occasions – the generation in which he placed all his trust, gathered one year after his passing, to show that Fidel has not left, and that today, he is more present than ever. Read More »
Granma | November 24, 2017
Photo: Dunia Álvarez Palacios Photo: Granma
With moving images, music by Cuban singer-song writer Silvio Rodríguez, and remarks by National Prize for History winner Dr. Eduardo Torres Cuevas, the workshop The Strategic Thought of Fidel Castro Ruz: International Relations and Foreign Policy was inaugurated November 23.
The event focused on an in-depth exploration the ideology of the historic leader of the Cuban Revolution in the run up to the first anniversary of his passing. Read More »
Granma | November 23, 2017
Comandante en Jefe Fidel Castro Ruz announced his concept of Revolution on May 1st, 2001. Photo: trabajadores.cu
A year after the death of the historic leader of Cuban Revolution Fidel Castro Ruz, and the Cuban people continue loyal to the ideas expressed in his concept of Revolution, announced on May 1, 2001 in Havana.
The many lessons of his legacy have proven vital at a time when the country is facing adverse weather events, undergoing necessary transformations, and working hard to build the kind of future to which we aspire.Read More »
Granma | November 21, 2017
Photo: Dunia Álvarez Palacios Photo: Juvenal Balán
“We are, quite simply, a people that have known how to respond to the moment we are living (…) a people that, when required, was able to give all of its heroism, tenacity, and bravery…Read More »
“It would be easier for me to stop breathing than to stop being faithful to your trust. Always at your service”
Granma | August 15, 2017
In my possession the promotion to Commander of the July 26 Revolutionary Army; on receiving such a high honor and responsibility, I have sworn to fully comply with this responsibility and work with all my power to accelerate the triumph of the Revolution. Thank you for giving me the opportunity to further serve this most worthy cause, for which I will always be willing to give my life. Thank you for giving me the opportunity to be more useful to our suffering homeland. It would be easier for me to stop breathing than to stop being faithful to your trust. Always at your service.
Comandante Camilo Cienfuegos
Note to Comandante en Jefe Fidel Castro on hearing the news of his promotion to Commander,
April 23, 1958.Read More »