“There, in Dos Rios, José Martí, the Apostle of Independence shed his blood. He was a genius of ideas, and of the noblest ideas that can be imagined, our homeland’s national hero whose ideas inspired the Centennial Generation and today inspires and will increasingly inspire our entire people.”
References to the original: Open Tribunal of the Revolution, held in Buey Arriba, Granma province, March 30, 2002

"The day on which he fell, May 19, 1895, Martí was sacrificing his own life for the right to life of all the inhabitants of the planet".

References to the original: Speech given at the closing of the International Conference for World Balance, held in honor of the 150th anniversary of the birth of our National Hero, José Martí, January 29, 2003