Havana residents celebrate the 61st anniversary of Fidel Castro's arrival after the fall of Batista

Havana, January 8 (RHC)-- The Cuban capital celebrates on Wednesday the 61st anniversary of the entry into Havana of the leader of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro, with the Freedom Caravan.

Fidel and his rebel forces departed on January 2nd from the eastern province of Santiago de Cuba along the Central Highway, in a triumphant march of the Rebel Army after defeating the tyranny of Fulgencio Batista.

The journey of about one thousand kilometers to the capital lasted six days, and millions of men, women and children waited to see and greet those heroes in olive-green fatigues and thick beards with guns in their hands.

Every year, on the outskirts of the city, in the municipality of El Cotorro to Ciudad Libertad -- the old Columbia Military Fortress -- the people of Havana remember when the leader of the Cuban Revolution addressed the people.

There, Fidel assured those gathered that the Revolution had among its objectives to guarantee the freedom and full sovereignty of the nation, but above all, to ensure the well-being of the people, oppressed for years by corrupt, murderous governments, which were always manipulated by the United States.

Edited by Jorge Ruiz Miyares


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