Tribute to paradigm of Cuban internationalism in Angola

Tribute to paradigm of Cuban internationalism in Angola

Luanda, Dec 11 (Prensa Latina) At the foot of the grave of Commander Raul Diaz-Argüelles at Alto das Cruzes cemetery, a tribute was paid on Friday to the Cuban internationalists killed in combat in Angola.

Under restrictive measures due to Covid-19, only a small group of Cuban managers, ANTEX Group’s workers and diplomats could attend the meeting on behalf of more than 1,000 compatriots who are currently working in this country.

Renowned here in wartime as Domingo da Silva, Diaz-Argüelles lost his life early December 11, 1975, in the Hengo commune, Cuanza Sur province, during the Battle of Ebo.

That epic confrontation was decisive and the victory was mainly due to Diaz-Argüelles, who ‘became a legend in the modern history of Angola,’ then Defense Minister Iko Carreira said.

Ariadna Rendon, a young member of ANTEX Group, is in charge this time of recalling those events, as an expression of the solidarity and altruism of a people that did not hesitate to respond to the military aid request made in 1975 by first Angolan President Antonio Agostinho Neto.

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