Cuban president talks with residents of Santiago de Cuba on eve of 70th anniversary of Moncada

Edited by Ed Newman
2023-07-25 00:08:56


Photo: Prensa Latina

Havana, July 25 (RHC) -- A few hours before the celebration this Wednesday of the 70th anniversary of the attack on the Moncada Barracks, Cuban President Miguel Díaz-Canel spent Monday in Santiago de Cuba with a couple of Santiago residents involved in urban agriculture.

The head of state went to the home of José Saavedra and his wife, Yolanda Mesa, in the 140th Popular Council of the Sueño neighborhood, to appreciate the positive results in the cultivation of various agricultural crops in these small urban spaces.

According to his Twitter account, Diaz-Canel, accompanied by the Prime Minister, Manuel Marrero and other leaders, verified the encouraging experience from the use of the roof or plate of the house, about 16 square meters, planted with condiments and other vegetables.

The two retirees, she as a university professor and he as a journalist, have promoted the noble initiative, through which they have supported to some extent the feeding of hospital centers, maternity homes and children without filial support.

They have managed to involve neighbors in this productive and ecological practice, which already reaches some 24 homes as part of the Sembrando en mi cuadra movement.

On Monday morning, the President visited the Museum and the School City located in the former military fortress that in the early morning of Sunday, July 26, 1953, the members of José Martí's Centennial Generation tried, under the guidance of Fidel Castro, to take by assault.


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