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Cuban president recalls creation of revolutionary militias

Havana, Oct 26 (Prensa Latina) Cuban President Miguel DIaz-Canel on Tuesday recalled revolutionary leaders Fidel Castro and Camilo Cienfuegos, and evoked the founding, 62 years ago, of the National Revolutionary Militias (MNR).

On his Twitter account, the president referred to the creation of that force in the former Presidential Palace (today Museum of the Revolution), where Commander Camilo Cienfuegos addressed Cubans for the last time, two days before his physical disappearance.

‘On October 26, 1959, Camilo Cienfuegos delivered his last and unforgettable speech. The verses of Bonifacio Byrne still tremble in his voice: ‘if my flag were torn into tiny pieces one day…,’ the Cuban leader tweeted.

In his speech, Camilo, also known as the Hero of Yaguajay, denounced the series of bombings by planes from the United States on Cuba, and ratified the will to defend the Homeland from those attacks.

On another tweet, Diaz-Canel recalled the words of the historic leader of the Revolution, Fidel Castro, who defined the role of the MNR in the defense of the country ‘with all the forces of the people, with all the arms of the people, with all the hearts of the people.’


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