Women Protagonists of Cuban History Side by Side with Fidel Castro

Santiago de Cuba, Dec 3 (Prensa Latina) ”With the triumph of the Cuban Revolution led by Fidel Castro, Cuban women were also protagonists of our history,” said today Teresa Amarelle, FMC Secretary General.

In the political ceremony for paying posthumous homage to Fidel Castro held in the Antonio Maceo square of Santiago de Cuba, FMC leader highlighted that since the beginning of the Revolution, Fidel, in his eagerness for justice, encouraged and called on women to take part in the Cuban social project.

‘In this way, we women became a strong group, we made a Revolution within the Revolution,’ Amarelle said.

FMC leader recalled, among other moments and figures of our history, the creation of the Mariana Grajales Women’s Platoon, which encouraged the participation of women in the Cuban revolutionary struggle.

Amarelle noted that Fidel’s influence can be seen when a healthy baby is born, when an adolescent girl finishes school, when a woman reaches a leadership position

It can also be seen in the outstanding presence of women in the National Assembly and working in different sectors, such as science, health, justice, sport, culture, as part of all the conquests of this Revolution, she added.

In addition, the National Coordinator of the Committees for the Defense of the Revolution (CDR), Carlos Rafael Miranda, said that Fidel is Cuba, because the Cuban people love him and is ready to follow him in all battles.

Miranda recalled the genesis of the largest mass organization in the country, on September 28, 1960.

‘That night the CDRs were born, a true creation of Fidel and a genuinely popular organization,’ Miranda said.

Miranda also recalled the most significant moments in the history of the Cuban Revolution with CDRs playing a leading role, always under the guidance of Fidel Castro.

‘Fidel’s timely opinions and warnings made him the strength of the people, who are the CDRs, the true representatives of socialist civil society,’ he said.

Miranda, representing more than eight million Cubans who are members of the organization, reaffirmed the commitment of the CDRs to continue the work of the Cuban Revolution, based on the Fidel Castro’s values.

‘Until victory always, Commander. Your slogan will remain being our own,’ Miranda said.


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