On the eve of Jose Marti’s 170th birthday (January 28, 1853-May 19, 1895), the professionals recalled the warnings of their National Hero, who since the 19th century understood the core of US imperialism and its dangerous hegemonic cravings.
History has proved that Marti was right: in 1898, the United States intervened in the Spanish-Cuban conflict ‘with an army structured for the already international expansion,’ thus preventing us from achieving independence, said Vladimir Guerra, the third secretary in charge of consular affairs at the Cuban Embassy.
When analyzing today’s realities, no one could doubt that Marti’s ideology and his consequent actions are ‘definitively incorporated into Cuba’s awareness, as is the unbending imprint and revolutionary work of Commander Fidel Castro’, Guerra affirmed.
It is not unknown, he said, that US authorities, ‘with the obfuscated complicity of some sectors,’ reinforce the economic, commercial and financial blockade against the Cuban people, at the same time when they raise the tone of their aggressive discourse and threats of interference.
For Washington ‘anything goes’ when it comes to sustaining its plans, from lies structured in scripts of presumed truth, the destabilization of governments to state terrorism and wars, he Guerra pointed out.
However, Cuba and other peoples will know how to resist the US onslaught; ‘we have forged ourselves, he recalled, in long battles for independence and sovereignty,’ at the price of running many risks to build a very important work that will continue being defended to the last consequences.
About 2,000 doctors, teachers, builders, nurses and other specialists from Cuba, who work in Angola, commemorated on Friday the legacy of Marti, a giant of anti-imperialist thinking and love for the homeland, they said.