Providencia, Cuba (Prensa Latina) The 60th anniversary of the signing of the Agrarian Reform Law by the leader of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro, who eradicated the latifundia and distributed the land to the peasantry of the island, was celebrated here this Friday.
During a political-cultural act in the eastern province of Granma, the second secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party, Jose Ramon Machado Ventura, said that the signing of the law in the heart of the Sierra Maestra, marked a milestone of enormous importance for the country, because ‘more than an agrarian reform there was an agrarian revolution.
‘No matter how hard the enemies of the Revolution try to distort history, the irrefutable truth is that the Agrarian Reform Law was absolutely fair, it eliminated the scourge of large estates,’ said Machado Ventura.
Likewise, he added that the signing of the referred legislation brought socialism to the fields of the largest of the Antilles, and was a triumph of the ideas of proletarian leaders of the nation who never made a distinction between the factory worker and the furrow worker.
For her part, the young peasant farmer and Master of Science in Education Yaneisis Fonseca referred to the situation of rural men and women before the triumph of the Cuban Revolution, and how with the enactment of the Agrarian Reform Law the peasants became owners of their land.