Celebration of the 70th anniversary of the attack on the Moncada in Havana

Edited by Ed Newman
2023-07-23 15:47:42


Photo: @AsambleaCuba

Havana, July 23 (RHC)--  With the presence of the president of the National Assembly of People's Power, Esteban Lazo, the provincial ceremony for the 70th anniversary of the assaults on the Moncada and Carlos Manuel de Céspedes barracks was held this Sunday in the community of Las Canteras, Playa municipality.

The ceremony took place at the Vilma Espín elementary school and was also attended by the Minister of the Revolutionary Armed Forces Álvaro López Miera; the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Bruno Rodríguez, as well as the Secretary of the Council of Ministers José Amado Ricardo Guerra; and the Deputy Prime Minister and head of Foreign Trade, Ricardo Cabrisas, reports the capital's Citizen's Portal on its website.

Luis Antonio Torres Iríbar, First Secretary of the Party in Havana, recalled in his speech that 10 years ago this school was inaugurated by Commander in Chief Fidel Castro.

There are dates that are sacred in the history of the Homeland, and July 26 is one of the most important, I would dare to say, in a country rich in heroic deeds, we went to this educational center that by itself is present history and revolutionary trainer, with the sweetest and most committed name that Cuban women have: Vilma Espín Guillois, he said.

She affirmed that the municipality of Playa, as well as 11 other municipalities in Havana, is part of the history that weaved the assault to the Moncada and Carlos Manuel de Céspedes Barracks.

From José Martí Park, today Martyrs Park, on July 24, 1953, José Luis Tassende, Fernando Chenard Piña, Pedro Marrero, Giraldo Córdoba Cardín, Gildo Miguel Fleita López, Manuel Gómez Reyes, Virgilio Gómez Reyes, and Miguel Ángel Oramas Alfonso gathered and left for the east, said the First Secretary of the PCC in the capital.

He stressed that many of those brave young people of the Centenary Generation died in the hands of the hired killers of the Batista dictatorship, and with their example they started the small engine that drove the big engine of the Revolution.

Those who think in the circles of power in the United States that the new generations will not be able to carry forward the Revolution, are completely wrong, they forget that this Revolution has been, is and will always be a work of youth, he said.

The provincial ceremony for the 70th anniversary of the Moncada heroic deed was attended as guests by combatants and relatives of the protagonists of that event that changed the course of Cuba's history.

Also present were a representation of deputies of the province to the National Assembly of People's Power, leaders of the Party, the Government in the province and the 15 municipalities of the city, cadres of the Communist Youth Union and mass organizations, as well as workers, students and population of this territory.


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