"Beating the Yankees in agriculture is to defeat their main weapon, or one of the main weapons which they have been using against our Revolution, which is the weapon of the economic blockade, that is to say, the weapon of hunger."

References to the original: Clôture du Troisième Congrès national de l’Association nationale des petits agriculteurs (ANAP), à l’Institut technologique Rubén Martínez Villena, 18 mai 1967.
“[…] It is a known fact that our country, however small, has had to keep an extraordinarily large contingent of men under arm. This is unquestionably higher than any other country’s relative figures. But, in this case, the size of our army responded to the magnitude of our task; to the magnitude of the sacred task of defending our Homeland, defending our Revolution and defending it from a powerful and aggressive enemy. Nevertheless, the men that make up our army have not been away from production, […]”  
References to the original: October 30, 1967. - Speech made Commander in Chief Fidel Castro Ruz at the opening of the activities of the Brigada Invasora de Maquinarias Ernesto Che Guevara.

"When we proclaimed the Land Reform Law, Eisenhower decided what had to be done (...) Because of that hasty decision, our sugar quota was suspended in December 1960, and later redistributed among other producers in this and other regions of the world as punishment.  Our country became blockaded and isolated.  
Worst of all was the lack of scruples and the methods used by the empire to impose its domination over the world.  They brought viruses into the country and destroyed the best sugarcane; they attacked the coffee, the potatoes and also the swine. (...) The Yankees resorted to pests to wipe out the best.  Even worse: they brought in the hemorrhagic dengue virus (...) We don’t know whether they used other viruses –perhaps they didn’t because they were afraid of the proximity of Cuba".

References to the original: REFLECTIONS "LULA" (Part Three), January 26, 2008

"The conditions have been created for the country to start the mass production of moringa oleifera and mulberry, which are inexhaustible sources of meat; milk and eggs; silk fibres that can be spun using traditional methods and also allow for the creation of jobs that can be performed in the shade and are appropriately remunerated, regardless of age or sex."

References to the original: FOOD AND WHOLESOME JOBS, June 17, 2012