“And the history of a country is written thus; giving its blood yesterday, giving its sweat today; and if it were necessary to give our blood again to defend the fruit of our sweat, we will give our blood!  We will give our blood! And we will forever give our sweat!”.

Speech given at the regional gathering held at Sagua la Grande, Las Villas, as the culmination of the commemorative events for the Tenth Anniversary of the April 9th Strike, April 9, 1968