Diaz-Canel Gave the Warm Embrace of Cuba to Nicaragua

The First Vice President of the Councils of State and Ministers read a letter with the salutations of Raul, Fidel and the Cuban people at the ceremony for the 37 years of the Sandinista Revolution

By: Enrique Milanés León

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2016-07-20 | 15:24:20 EST
Diaz-Canel involved in the Sandinista celebration with Ortega and other Latin American revolutionary leaders.Diaz-Canel involved in the Sandinista celebration with Ortega and other Latin American revolutionary leaders. Photo: El 19 DigitalZoom

The First Vice President of the Councils of State and Ministers, Miguel Diaz-Canel Bermudez, took to the people and the authorities of Nicaragua the fraternal greetings and warm congratulations of Cuba, also contained in the letter sent by President Raul Castro Ruz for 37th anniversary of the Sandinista Revolution.

In a packed Plaza La Fe in Managua, Diaz-Canel read the letter sent by the Army General to Daniel Ortega, in which on behalf of himself, Fidel and the Cuban people, Raul highlighted the economic, political and social achievements of Nicaragua and reiterated the full support of the Cuban Revolution.

The letter of Raul also referred to the struggle of the Nicaraguan revolutionaries against internal counterrevolution and imperialism, which have failed to prevent Nicaragua becoming "an independent sovereign peaceful and democratic nation of free men and women," with which Cuba has forged "ties of brotherhood, solidarity and indestructible partnership".

In his speech to President Daniel Ortega, and also presidents Nicolas Maduro of Venezuela, and Salvador Sanchez Ceren, of El Salvador, Diaz-Canel said the unity of Cuba in this new celebration in which tribute was paid to Augusto Cesar Sandino, Carlos Fonseca Amador and those who fell in struggle against foreign occupation and the Somoza dictatorship.

"In the 37 years since the victory, the Sandinista Revolution continues its triumphant way with the support of the people and exhibits indisputable achievements for all Nicaraguans," said the Cuban leader before recalling a phrase from the great Nicaraguan poet Ruben Dario: "If country is small, the dreams are big. "

The Cuban leader said that the guarantee of continuity in the Sandinista process is in the unity of the people and their support for Daniel Ortega and the FSLN. In addition, he noted that Nicaragua has anti-imperialist solidarity with the just causes of peoples and active promoter of Latin American and Caribbean unity, which is found in its role in organizations such as the Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of Our America (ALBA-TCP) , the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC) and the Association of Caribbean States (ACS) and the Central American Integration System (SICA), for which it holds the presidency pro tempore.

Commenting the onslaught against the processes of progress in the region, Diaz-Canel reminded of Sandino, who warned that among us there should be no borders, and José Martí, who warned that "the trees have put in line so that the giant of the seven leagues shall not pass. "

Translated by ESTI

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