“We are going to put our hearts to the common work!” (+ Video)

Speech delivered by Miguel Mario Díaz-Canel Bermúdez, First Secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Cuba and President of the Republic, in the act of revolutionary reaffirmation, in the esplanade of La Piragua, Havana, on July 17, 2021, “Year 63 of the Revolution.”

Granma | July 19, 2021

Cuba belongs to all Cubans who, wherever they are, work to see it advance with its own legs and its own arms towards a destiny of possible prosperity. Photo: Ismael Batista Ramírez

Speech delivered by Miguel Mario Díaz-Canel Bermúdez, First Secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Cuba and President of the Republic, in the act of revolutionary reaffirmation, in the esplanade of La Piragua, Havana, on July 17, 2021, “Year 63 of the Revolution.”

(Shorthand Versions – Presidency of the Republic)

Dear Army General Raúl Castro Ruz, leader of the Cuban Revolution;

People of Cuba, Cuban men and women;

Compatriots:

Long live Cuba Libre! (Exclamations of: “Long live!”).

Free from foreign interference and free from the hatred that has been stirred up by those who have been holding the neck of the nation for 60 years to make it explode and now want to present themselves as our saviors.

Cease lies, infamy and hatred. Cuba is deeply allergic to hatred.   And it will never be a land of hatred!

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Art embraces Havana

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Granma | December 06, 2019

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Every year, the Festival of New Latin American Cinema arrives as an obligatory event for lovers of good cinema and culture in general, and the 41st edition this December is not be missed.

Reviewing the films in competition, the international exhibitions, theoretical meetings, tributes to filmmakers and a long list of collateral events, film-lovers realize, once again, that the fight against time will be a constant in these ten days – from the 5th to the 15th – when avid fans become selective hunters of what should not slip through their hands.

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Isabelle Huppert: Theater defies space and time

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Granma | 05 April, 2017

On receiving the Golden Globe for Best Actress in a Drama, for her performance in the film Elle, Isabelle Huppert noted: “There are people from all over the world here in this room from China to the Arabic world, from America to Europe. Do not expect cinema to build walls and borders.” Photo: http://www.unesco.org

“TO be or not to be, that is the question.” This is probably the most famous phrase in theater history, pronounced by Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, in a soliloquy in the first scene of the third act of William Shakespeare’s homonymous tragedy.

It is natural to recall it now, on the occasion of the celebrations for World Theater Day, established in 1961 on a UNESCO proposal, as a tribute to the inauguration in Paris on March 27, 1948, of the International Theater Institute (ITI), which brings together representatives from all countries of the world.Read More »

We are the children of a history of resistance and fight

Statement by Cuban students and youth

Granma | 18 March, 2016

 

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Cuban students and youth, heirs and continuers of our tradition of struggle, understand the significance of the historic moment which we are living and support the position firmly expressed in the Editorial published in Granma, last March 9, which outlines Cuba’s position regarding President Barack Obama’s visit to our country March 20-22.

We are the proud children of a history of resistance and struggle which gives us the strength needed to assume today’s responsibilities and challenges, without renouncing the principles and values which have guided generations before us, forged in the ethical, humanist and anti-imperialist legacy of Martí, the rebellious spirit of Fidel, and heroism of the Cuban people.Read More »