The head of the Diplomatic Mission of the Caribbean nation in Italy, highlighted in her words during that activity the importance of this date, when the Committees for the Defense of the Revolution (CDR) were born, “the largest organization in Cuban society, which brings together most of the people.”
The CDRs are oriented, as their name indicates, “to the defense of the revolutionary process in our country, victim of terrorist acts, to prevent the advancement of this social project,” said Granda, who thanked the presence of members of the diplomatic corps, leaders of solidarity groups, businessmen and Cubans residing in Italy.
Among the participants were the ambassadors of Nicaragua, Bolivia and Brazil in Rome, Mónica Robelo, Sonia Brito and Renato Mosca de Souza, respectively, as well as the chargé d’affaires of Venezuela in Italy, María Elena Uzzo and the vice president of the Regional Council of the Lazio region, Giuseppe Cangemi.
Also attending were the president of the National Italy-Cuba Friendship Association (Anaic), Marco Papacci, the vice president of Terziario Donna, of the Italian Confederation of Businesses (Confcommercio), Simona Petrozzi, as well as personalities from the island, such as the cultural promoter Nisia Agüero and sporting glory Ana Fidelia Quirós.
The historical leader of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro, announced on September 28, 1960, in a speech in front of the old Presidential Palace (current Museum of the Revolution), the birth of that organization created to defend society in each neighborhood.
Since its founding, the CDRs have been active in confronting crime, illegalities and social indiscipline and in various productive, cultural, health and social tasks of all kinds, to support and defend the work of the Cuban Revolution.