Cuba: Challenges in the anniversary of the Assault on Moncada
Havana, Jul 25 (Prensa Latina) Granma newspaper, Official Organ of the Communist Party of Cuba, highlights in today's editorial that the Cuban Revolution reaches the 67th anniversary of the Assault on Moncada full of renewed energy, in a year of challenges and tensions.
Added to previous difficulties were the extraordinary challenges of the pandemic from which we recovered, the newspaper says, and then stresses that the firm will to win favors arriving with pride and optimism at this date, 'which we will celebrate with the prudence required in the face of the situation. health 'by the effects of Covid-19.
With faith in the goodness and greatness of what has been created, the unity of the Cuban people, solidarity and discipline in the fulfillment of the strategy approved by the Party, and led by the Government and the Defense Councils, have prevailed again, adds the Granma editorial entitled Moncada illuminates the fate of Cuba.
It also points out that the strength of a health system articulated from the community, the participation of accumulated scientific knowledge in decision-making, the work of the mass organizations and the timely monitoring of our media were decisive in this.
We face this scenario based on the exemplary work of the historical leader of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro, 'who formed us with a humanistic vocation and bequeathed to us all that wealth of integrated forces, institutions and professionals who have once again demonstrated dignified dedication and the poignant capacity of socialist Cuba', says the text.
Everything lived is enough to confirm that July 26 marked the beginning of a new era in Cuban history, adds the editorial, referring to the Assault on the Moncada barracks in Santiago de Cuba and Carlos Manuel de Céspedes in Bayamo, July 26, 1953, a date considered on the island as National Rebellion Day.
Those who did not let the Apostle's ideas die with that colossal assault on Cuba's second military fortress, along with the Carlos Manuel de Céspedes barracks in Bayamo, have acknowledged that they never suspected they had come to these days after more than six decades of continued struggle, he adds. .
Not even when, in compliance with the Commander in Chief's order, they entered Santiago de Cuba triumphant on January 1, 1959, exactly five years, five months and five days after the Moncada feat, it points out.
Those young people with a different spirit, out of pure love for children and disinterest as heroes, endorsed the cause of the Mambises who, the text recalls, in 1868, with Cespedes at their head, started the war against the Spanish yoke; as they did not abandon the ideal of Maceo and Gómez, with whom José Martí in 1895 resumed the libertarian deed, until the victory was usurped with the North American intervention.
Even in these difficult circumstances, the redemptive flame was not extinguished, raised by figures such as Baliño, Mella, Villena, Guiteras and Jesús Menéndez, among many others, adds the text published in Granma today.
It highlights that this was the eagerness that motivated the Centennial Generation, under Fidel's leadership, to storm the barracks on July 26, 1953, ready to not tolerate, 100 years after the birth of Martí, the crimes of a bloody tyranny subordinated to the United States.
After the military setback and the vile murder of many of their fighting brothers, they managed to overcome the vexations of the prison, and turned this stage into a fruitful learning, recalls the newspaper.
They also endured the hard blow of Alegría de Pío and entered the Sierra Maestra to start the guerilla warfare of the nascent Rebel Army, whose Commander-in-Chief, with his indisputable leadership, knew how to forge the unity of all the revolutionary forces and lead them to victory January 1, 1959.
Then another stage began that would shake the foundations of Cuban society. The premonitory words of Fidel, expressed on January 8 upon his arrival in Havana, were not long in coming true: 'The tyranny has been overthrown, the joy is immense and yet much remains to be done ...', adds the text.
Granma also points out that the Revolution inherited a picture of misgovernment, corruption, illiteracy, prostitution, misery and inequality. In his plea, History will absolve me, Fidel denounced with figures that did not admit a reply to the dramatic situation of our people, 55 years after the North American intervention.
From the fulfillment of the Moncada Program, the people owned the land, the industries and the houses, they became literate and schools and universities were built, doctors were prepared for Cuba and the world, and the bases were laid to democratize the spaces of creation, dissemination and access to culture.
When the feat of Moncada is a living presence in memory and in renewed breath, Cuba has all its people and, especially, the wisdom and passionate strength of its young people, inhabits the perennial brilliance of those who at their age knew how to knock down the walls of ignominy to exalt the soul of the Homeland, ends the Granma Editorial .
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