“We know that nothing will crush the Revolution, but we also know that every new effort makes us stronger, makes our Revolution stronger, makes our Revolution safer and makes our Revolution freer; it also strengthens our people as the master of their destiny…!”

References to the original: Speech given at the beginning of the activities of the ‘Ernesto Che Guevara Brigada Invasora de Maquinarias’, October 30, 1967
“Honor is not negotiable; the homeland is not negotiable; dignity is not negotiable; independence, sovereignty, history and glory are not negotiable!”In the closing ceremony of the first International Congress on Culture and Development
References to the original: Speech delivered at the closing session of the First Culture and Development International Congress held at Havana’s Conference Center, June 11, 1999

“Our country could be swept off the Earth, but it could never be conquered and submitted.”

References to the original: Speech made at the funeral of the heroes fallen in Grenada, November 14, 1983
“Trust in Cuba! Cuba is not just defending its own sovereignty over there in that trench: we understand that from that trench we are also defending the interests of other Latin American peoples.”
References to the original: Speech given at the ceremony bestowing the State of Sao Paulo Award on the ethnologist Orlando Villas Boas, at the Latin American Memorial in Sao Paulo, Brazil, March 17, 1990

“I say that this is not a unipolar world, because there is at least a piece of land --and it is not the only one—where the Yankees do not rule, where the Yankees will not rule. And if they were to try to one day, it would have to be on our ashes, on our bones, on our blood.”

References to the original: Address to participants in Latin American Trade Unions Meeting, November 9, 1991
“A year ago already, as expression of our sovereign political will, we decided to constitute the Association of Caribbean States.  We have before us a great challenge.  It is a matter of forging a mutual destiny for nations that are remarkably dissimilar in terms of size, population and development […] The region understands, ultimately, that the future path for our peoples lies in unity.”
References to the original: Fidel Castro attends the Summit Meeting of the Heads of Governments of the Member States of the Association of Caribbean States (ACS), Trade, Tourism and Transport, being held in Trinidad and Tobago, August 17, 1995
“We can rightly say that it was the cradle of South African liberation; but one day it will also be considered the cradle of African dignity. And it’s not that Africa has not fought, or that Africa has not carried out thousands and tens of thousands of heroic deeds but this was the most painful stronghold of a system of slavery and injustice that has existed for thousands of years, and particularly in the of Africa, Latin America and the Third World, it prevailed hundreds of years.”
References to the original: Visit to the Hector Peterson Memorial in commemoration of the massacre in Soweto, a township in the outskirts of Johannesburg, 5 September 1998