Soldado de las Ideas
The entire country has received with joy and enthusiasm the news of the constitution of our Central Committee. The names of the compañeros who will serve on this Committee, as well as their histories, are well known. ... We have attempted to choose those who in our opinion represent, in the most thorough way, the history of our Revolution…
Excerpts from Fidel’s speech delivered on the centenary commemoration of the Baraguá Protest, in Santiago de Cuba.
The 62nd anniversary of the Granma expedition’s landing was commemorated with a tribute to the Revolutionary Armed Forces in Santiago de Cuba’s Santa Ifigenia cemetery where floral wreaths were placed in José Martí’s mausoleum in the name of Army General Raúl Castro Ruz, first secretary of the Communist Party of Cuba; President of the Councils of State and Ministers Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez; and the Cuban people.
As part of the ceremony, white roses where placed before the tombs of
Excerpt from speech by Comandante en Jefe Fidel Castro Ruz closing the National Assembly of People’s Power Third Legislature’s 10th period of ordinary sessions.
I would like to express my deepest gratitude for the demonstrations of respect, the greetings and the gifts which I have received these days; they give me the strength to reciprocate via the ideas I shall transmit to our Party members and to the pertinent organisms.
Yesterday I was explaining my meeting with the five fellow countrymen who received the honorable title of Heroes of the Republic of Cuba and the prestigious Playa Giron Award. Seventy-three days had elapsed since they arrive in the country after being released. For me, the most important thing was for them to meet with their families and the medical care and check-up that these great comrades should undergo after being held in the horrible imperial prison dungeons where they served an unfair and criminal sentence for preventing terrorist acts that could have cost the life of any
Speech delivered by Fidel on International Workers' Day, in the Plaza de la Revolución on May 1, 2001.
TELEPHONE CONVERSATION BETWEEN COMMANDER IN CHIEF FIDEL CASTRO RUZ AND THE PRESIDENT OF THE BOLIVARIAN REPUBLIC OF VENEZUELA HUGO CHÁVEZ FRÍAS. 14/04/2002
Ireceived them on Saturday, February 28, 73 days after they stepped foot on Cuban soil. Three of them had served 16 long years of their most fullness of youth breathing in the damp, foul smelling, repugnant air of the basements of a Yankee prison, after being convicted by venal judges. The other two, who also attempted to stop the empire’s criminal plans against their homeland, were also sentenced to various years of brutal imprisonment.
The book contains the speech delivered by Fidel Castro Ruz in the Lecture Hall of the Central University of Venezuela, on February 3, 1999 day of President Hugo Chávez Frías’ inauguration.