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Raul Castro and Diaz-Canel chair tribute to eastern guerrilla front

Raul Castro and Diaz-Canel chair tribute to eastern guerrilla front

Santiago de Cuba, Mar 6 (Prensa Latina) The leader of the Cuban Revolution, Raul Castro, and President Miguel Diaz-Canel, on Monday chaired the celebrations for the 65th anniversary of the Mario Muñoz Third Eastern Front, in the Sierra Maestra Mountain Range.

The top leaders met with local authorities and people and discussed this history of the rebel command that was opened by the then Guerrilla Commander Juan Almeida Bosque, who died in 2009 and was recognized as one of the legends of Cuban deeds.

In the middle of the mountain range, on Loma de la Esperanza, the mausoleum to the martyrs of that region of the Rebel Army, including that of its chief, is located.

With 57 combatants and in an area of more than 6,000 kilometers, the guerrilla detachment was named after Doctor Mario Muñoz Monroy, who participated in the attack on the Moncada Barracks. The Third Front was decisive in the strategic conception to face the offensive by Fulgencio Batista’s army, which had some 10,000 members and intended to defeat the rebel forces with a powerful deployment of men and means in the eastern mountains.

It was also decisive in the actions by the so-called Operation Santiago and in the combats that made the revolutionary victory of January 1, 1959, possible


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