Through his official Twitter account, the ambassador pointed out that on February 24, 1895, Cuban patriots rose up in arms against the Spanish regime in various parts of the Caribbean nation.
“Long live Cuba Libre, Independence or Death! marked the beginning of a new stage in the path of Cubans towards their emancipation,” he said.
In addition, Pedroso recalled another historical date that is celebrated on this day, the first broadcast of Radio Rebelde, a station founded by the leader of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro, and the guerrilla Ernesto Che Guevara.
The ambassador shared several photos from the founding years of the station and among them you can see Fidel in front of a Radio Rebelde microphone in its first headquarters in the mountains of eastern Cuba.
Cuban president, Miguel Díaz-Canel, also recalled these historic dates through his official Twitter account.
On February 24, 1895, the fight for Cuba’s independence resumed and to prevent “the United States from spreading across the Antilles and falling with that force more on our lands in America,” he said.
A Necessary War this was called by the Apostle José Martí, expressed the Cuban president about one of the main figures of that independence process.
Díaz-Canel also congratulated the Radio Rebelde station, founded in the Sierra Maestra during the fight against the tyranny of Fulgencio Batista, on its 64th anniversary.
This is Radio Rebelde, from the free territory of Cuba. Congratulations to its directors and to all producers, journalists and collaborators of the station founded by Fidel and Che in the Sierra Maestra on February 24, 1958, Diaz-Canel wrote on his Twitter account.
The station has a national reach and its program Making Radio is an informative news program with a large audience in the largest of the Antilles.