In several publications on social networks, members of the group wished the Cuban leader a happy birthday and highlighted his courage, humanism, love and commitment to his people, among other qualities.
Loyalty, firmness and honesty among other valuable virtues of someone who has dedicated his life to the Cuban Revolution, the friends of Cuba highlighted.
Raul Castro was born on June 3, 1931 in the town of Biran, Holguin, in the then Oriente province.
He was a member of the so-called Centennial Generation that stormed the Moncada barracks in Santiago de Cuba on July 26, 1953, and together with his brother, Fidel Castro, the historic leader of the Revolution, he began the fight that culminated in victory on January 1, 1959.
Raul Castro assumed the presidency of the country between 2006 and 2018, amid a difficult situation, during which he forged consensus and promoted structural and conceptual changes to update Cuba’s economic and social model.
Under his leadership, the five Cuban anti-terrorist fighters imprisoned in the United States took place, as well as the process of talks and negotiations for the reestablishment of diplomatic relations with Washington.
In addition, he was the first secretary of the Communist Party of Cuba from 2011 to 2021, when Miguel Díaz-Canel, also the current president of the Republic, assumed that responsibility.