Anniversary of the departure of Granma conmemorated in Tuxpan, Mexico

Mexico, Nov 26 (Prensa Latina) Friends of Cuba in Tuxpan, Veracruz, the emblematic Mexican site from where the Granma yacht departed with 82 expeditionaries led by Fidel Castro, celebrated that historic event, diplomatic sources from the island highlighted today.

Ambassador Pedro Núñez Mosquera, who was a special guest at the celebration to mark the 63rd anniversary of the departure from Tuxpan to Cuba, recalled the event that marked the beginning of the armed struggle in the Sierra Maestra, and culminated on January 1, 1959, with the defeat and fleeing of dictator Fulgencio Batista.

To commemorate this date and the third anniversary of the death of Fidel Castro, a sculpture was unveiled at the local Mexico-Cuba Friendship Museum that appears alongside those of Ernesto Che Guevara and Camilo Cienfuegos.

Its promoters consider it important to remember this date and learn about the history of the Cuban Revolution. Preserved at the site is the cap that Fidel Castro presented to Hilda Lucía Bravo Bonilla, and a letter that the Cuban Consulate sent to that friend in which reference is made to the garment that the Commander in Chief presented.

Speaking to local press, Núñez Mosquera recalled that Mexico is the fifth largest trading partner of Cuba, with trade worth more than 500 million dollars, representing substantial income for a small economy like that of the Caribbean nation.

He acknowledged that trade with Mexico and the presence of its companies in Cuba are very important, in addition to the brotherhood that exists between the two peoples, which will allow investment to continue to grow.

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