Citas

“We, in our country, have a concept: all our young people must be prepared to lead the country, all our young people must be prepared to defend the homeland.  All of our young people, as their primary duty, must learn to read and write, all of them must acquire a revolutionary conscience.”
References to the original: Speech at the inauguration of the National JRDA (Democratic Revolutionary Youth of Africa) Centre in the Republic of Guinea, May 6, 1972
„This Revolution is the Revolution of our people; it is the Revolution of our youth; it is the Revolution of our students. Together we achieved it.  Together we defend it.  We are one and the same thing and we cannot ever stop being that.“
References to the original: Speech given at the keynote ceremony for the twenty-ninth anniversary of the Young Communist League and the thirtieth anniversary of the José Martí Pioneer Organization, April 3, 1991.

"I believe that, rather than weapons the peoples need ideas. They need a change from an inhumane, unsustainable global world that threatens life on the planet, to a just and humanitarian social order that offers humanity an opportunity to survive. The peoples need a world with a bit of drinking water and air to breathe where the necessary food is available and advanced technology can be used to produce housing, schools to educate the children, medicines to preserve human health and medical care indispensable to all, children, adolescents and the elderly".

References to the original: Speech given by Commander-in-Chief Fidel Castro Ruz, First Secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Cuba and President of the Councils of State and Ministers, upon receiving the José Bonifacio Medal, Grand Official grade, at the Rio de

“You should always behave as young people aware of your task, as young people aware of a new stage in the history of humanity”.

References to the original: Speech to the students graduating from the Havana Higher Institute of Medical Sciences, at the Karl Marx Theater, August 9, 1999

“Sports require discipline, and they teach children and young people a great deal about discipline, resistance, stability, perseverance and courage. They help build character and promote better health and physical and mental development”.

References to the original: Speech delivered by Commander-in-Chief Fidel Castro Ruz, first secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Cuba, August 13, 1999

“Put and end to the ongoing genocide against the Palestinian people that is taking place while the world stares in amazement. May the basic right to life of that people, children and youth, be protected. May their right to peace and independence be respected; then, there will be nothing to fear from UN documents”.

References to the original: Key address at the World Conference against racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and related intolerance. Durban, South Africa. September 1, 2001

“ The longstanding blockade, and very particularly the special period and the enormous shortage of resources it entailed, combined with the supposed loss of the teaching vocation among our young people, had left profound and seemingly insurmountable scars on such an extraordinary and decisive revolutionary and social task as education”.

References to the original: Speech at the ceremony for the reopening of 254 schools that were built or refurbished in the country’s capital, August 13, 2002