Cubans said goodbye to 2014 with many reasons to celebrate the advent of the New Year and the 56 Anniversary of the Triumph of the Cuban Revolution. Over 11 million hearts beat in this land that vibrated in momentous dates in our history.
Cuba grew in Latin America with the holding in the capital of several regional meetings a great impact on international relations: the meeting of the Community of Latin American States (CELAC), the Special Summit of the Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of America-Treaty commerce of the People (ALBA-TCP) for the prevention of Ebola and the Summits of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) and the ALBA-TCP close even in December languishing.
The indescribable emotion that brought 17 of the last month of the year with the announcement of the return to the Homeland of Gerardo, Ramón, Antonio, as they had done before Fernando and René. A whole evidence of the promise fulfilled the Commander in Chief of the Revolution Fidel Castro when he foreshadowed when the whole world was skeptical: they will return!
The joy of an entire people, accompanied by thousands of brothers around the world, who fought for his return and eyewitnesses pictures of Tony hugging her feisty mother, Ramón surrounded by the tenderness of his wife and daughters and the newly Adriana outdoor maternity Gerardo who kissed with veneration.
The news of the release of the Cuban Five shook even the most incredulous when Army General Raúl Castro Ruz, First Secretary of the Central Committee of the Party and President of the Councils of State and Ministers, informed the nation the restoration of diplomatic relations with the United States.
Our people received these statements in a context that requires international mobilization and continuous call for the lifting of the blockade, although this first decision opens a respectful dialogue on the basis of equality, without a shadow of our national independence and self-determination.
Goodbye to 2014 with the hope that the year now touches the doors of the Cuban Revolution in its 56 anniversary is higher.
In the next twelve months we aim to strengthen the economy, with the desire not to fail in the process of implementing the Guidelines for Economic and Social Policy of the Party and the Revolution, approved by the 6th. Congress of the Communist Party of Cuba, the revival of the productive sectors and strengthening social services such as health and education sectors with the highest numbers of approved budget.
The events that shaped the history of 2014 to Cuba, promise that the coming year comes full of dates that will put even stronger vibrate 11 million wills that will bid for the land, our strong Cuban soil for the world can.
Long live the 56 Anniversary of the Triumph of the Cuban Revolution!
Happy New Year!
Translated by: Daysi Olano Fernandez