On his Twitter account, the head of State expressed the pride that it means to have the inspiration of the eternal president of the Federation of Cuban Women (FMC).
“Our tribute to Vilma forever, whose feminine and patriotic legacy makes Cuba proud and continues inspiring generations of women,” Diaz-Canel tweeted.
Espin died on June 18, 2007, in Havana at the age of 77 due to the aggravation of a disease that had afflicted her for some time.
Her remains rest in a Mausoleum at the Frank País Second Eastern Front, in Santiago de Cuba province, where she did major work in military and civil tasks for the consolidation of the guerrilla front led by then Commander Raul Castro.
At the triumph of the Cuban Revolution, on January 1, 1959, Vilma led the unification of women’s organizations and thus the FMC was established on August 23, 1960, of which she was its president and led women’s participation to a prominent place in all fronts.