Bolivian committee celebrates Cuba's cry for independence
La Paz, Oct 11 (Prensa Latina) In Bolivia, the 90 Years of Fidel Committee celebrated the 152nd anniversary of the first declaration of independence in Cuba, led by Carlos Manuel de Cespedes, and condemned the United States blockade.
In a public statement, the group of activists recalled that on October 10, 1868, Cespedes proclaimed 'Cuba's first declaration of independence against Spain at La Demajagua farm, leading to a libertarian war that lasted a decade.'
That war was 'retaken in 1895 by Jose Marti' and full independence 'from the United States' came later, when 'Fidel Castro and the Rebel Army made the triumph of the Cuban Revolution come true on January 1, 1959,' the solidarity group stated.
In the letter, the Committee also reviewed the first years of the Cuban Revolution and explained how its socialist nature was created.
In more than two years, amid an invasion financed and planned by the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) and conducted by mercenaries on Playa Giron (Bay of Pigs), in central Cuba, on April 16, 1961, Fidel Castro said, 'This is the socialist and democratic Revolution of the humble, by the humble and for the humble.'
The document also highlighted the Cubans' attitude at this time of the coronavirus pandemic, which causes Covid-19, and also recalled that several vaccine candidates to fight the disease are under evaluation in Cuba.
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