“May our recognition reach all Cuban journalists in their daily battle to expose the truth of the Cuban Revolution,” the organization posted on Twitter.
In its message, the Movement recalled that the “Patria” (Homeland), founded by Cuban National Hero Jose Marti on March 14, 1892, was the first newspaper published. Cuban Press Day was established in 1992 on its 100th anniversary of that newspaper.
The publication aimed to unite and organize what Marti called the Necessary War against Spain and to contribute as a spokesperson for the ideas of the Cuban Revolutionary Party, founded by Martí on April 10, 1892, just one month after Patria newspaper.
On its first issue, Marti noted that the newspaper’s purposes was “to unite and love, and to live in the passion of truth (…), in the hour of danger, to watch over freedom, to be an invincible force for unity, and to prevent the enemy from defeating us again due to our disorganization.”