Cuba Renews Commitment to Fidel Castro’s Legacy

Havana, Jan 1 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban Revolution arrives in a new anniversary, first time without his historical leader Fidel Castro but with the popular consensus to continue his legacy, and foster socialism.

With the slogan ‘Yo Soy Fidel’ (I Am Fidel), millions of people recently accompanied the body of Fidel Castro going from Havana to Santiago de Cuba to be buried at the cemetery of Santa Ifigenia, where they lay on a simple grave.

For nine days, Cubans expressed their sorrow and signed the oath to continue consolidating the legacy of Fidel Castro, so as the concept of Revolution, which, exposed by Fidel Castro himself, constitutes the pillar to build a solidary and authocthonous socialism.

The new anniversary is coming with the arrival of Donlad Trump to the White House, something that has a great incidence in the future of the process of normalization of relations started by Cuba and the US.

Because of such a challenge, the island persists in the disposition to go forward in a dialogue with the US on the base of the reciprocal respect and the observance of the beginning of the International law and of the Letter of the United Nations.

It maintains, also, the demand of the raising of the economic, commercial and financial blockade that imposes this northern country on him for more than half a century, and the return of the territory of Guantanamo, illegally occupied, between other demands of sovereign character.

Neither the Cuban people resigns from its united foreign policy with popular movements and progressive processes, fundamentally in the Latin-American region, threatened by the onrush of the right, nor to its support to the peace and to the multilateralismo.

The island adopts measurements to invigorate its economy and to build a prosperous and sustainable socialism, and implements suitable mechanisms of management and control for its reality while it promotes the direct investment of foreign capital and the national production with the efficient use of the available resources.

Parallel to that, it strengthens the national unity, a bastion that has allowed him to resist during six decades to adverse economic factors and the hostility of a ten American administrations.

The answer to the question from what will go on in Cuba after Fidel’s death, could be summed up in the phrase expressed by the president Raúl Castro before to the Parliament last December 27:

‘Fidel left unconquered, but his struggle spirit will remain in the conscience of all Cuban revolutionaries, of today, of tomorrow and forever.’

This January 2 in the capital’s Square of the Revolution José Martí there will be a military parade and popular march that will celebrate the anniversary 60 of the landing of the yacht Granma on Cuban coasts, on December 2, 1956, with the nucleus of the Rebellious Army who initiated the armed struggle commanded by Fidel Castro.

It will be an opportunity to reaffirm the majority will of the population of the island and of its Armed forces to defend the path of independent development planned by Fidel Castro 58 years ago, and to emphasize the role of the Cuban youth in this determination.


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