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The setback can become a victory: Díaz-Canel at the Moncada

Santiago de Cuba, Jul 26 (Prensa Latina) The First Secretary of the Communist Party and Cuban President, Miguel Díaz-Canel, affirmed here today that setbacks can become a victory, closing the commemoration for the 70th anniversary of the assault on the Moncada Barracks.

In his words, the Head of State alluded to that resounding prediction of Fidel Castro, who led the group of young combatants, that July 26, the audacity of the attack on the military fortress that after its momentary failure meant the beginning of the decisive stage for the revolutionary triumph.

The president referred to the intensification of the hostility of the US government, expressed in five main harassments, since the arbitrary inclusion of Cuba among the countries that support terrorism, which has become an obstacle for economic transactions with the world.

The application of title three of the Helms-Burton Act, aimed at hindering foreign investment, was another of the harmful and opportunistic practices mentioned, as was the persecution of fuel supplies in a clear violation of international law that affects life in the nation.

The other two imperial measures listed by the president were the attempt to discredit Cuban medical collaboration in the world and affect income through this channel, as well as prohibitions for the relationship of the North American tourism sector with its counterpart in the country.

Díaz-Canel said that those who accuse the government of being a dictatorship should approach the history of murders and torture that occurred after the assault, when only six young men fell in combat and 55 were ruthlessly killed during a week that filled the city with horror.

The fight against hatred, violence and enemy perversity, along with the desire to achieve levels of prosperity and economic development were enunciated by the president as other Moncadas that are the responsibility of current generations of Cubans.

When thanking the solidarity activists from several countries for the participation in the act, he considered this accompaniment is also part of the resistance of the Revolution, in the midst of difficult circumstances.

The results achieved by this province and those of Cienfuegos, Sancti Spíritus, Matanzas and Ciego de Avila indicate that progress is being made, but without ignoring the dissatisfaction of the population and the need to improve management at all levels, Díaz-Canel noted.

There is no better sign to accompany such a glorious day than the dawn lighting up the old military polygon, as the early morning progressed after the commemoration began, at exactly the same local time, 05:15, as the beginning of that action.


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