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Cuba commemorates 65th anniversary of the Caravan of Freedom

Cuba today commemorates the 65th anniversary of the Caravan of Freedom, a triumphal march led by the leader of the Revolution Fidel Castro that departed in 1959 from Santiago de Cuba to Havana.

When the revolutionary triumph was consolidated, with the untimely flight of dictator Fulgencio Batista (1952-1958), the rebel troops left the trenches in the mountains of the Sierra Maestra and the cities to join the massive reception of the people to those known as the «barbudos» in their journey to the capital.

From January 2 to 8, the caravan traveled through Bayamo, Las Tunas, Camagüey, Ciego de Avila, Santi Spíritus, Santa Clara, Cienfuegos, Matanzas and the capital and, at each stop, Fidel Castro explained the steps to follow in compliance with the Moncada Program, outlined in History Will Absolve Me.

The historic event was recalled the day before by Army General Raúl Castro and President Miguel Díaz-Canel in their speeches at the commemorative ceremony for the 65th anniversary of the triumph of the revolution, on January 1, 1959.

In addition to Raúl Castro, two other protagonists of the epic liberation struggle were present at the ceremony: Revolutionary Commander Ramiro Valdés and Rebel Army Commander José Ramón Machado Ventura.

Also in attendance were members of the Political Bureau and the Secretariat of the Communist Party of Cuba (PCC), authorities of the province, and a representation of the people of the indomitable city of eastern Cuba.

The evening was enlivened with audiovisuals, songs, poems and other artistic manifestations alluding to the triumph of the political project with emphasis on the human being, which has been built in the Caribbean island since January 1959.

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