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Friday, March 27, 2009
Raul Castro Presided over State Security Anniversary Ceremony
Havana, Mar 27.- Cuban President Raul Castro presided over the main ceremony for the 50th anniversary of the founding of Cuba’s State Security Services.
The Cuban head of state also attended the inauguration of monumental complex dedicated to martyrs of the Security Service, which is being raised in the Havana locality of El Cacahual.
Also present were Vice President Esteban Lazo, Informatics and Communications Minister Ramiro Valdes, Interior Minister Abelardo Colome, other Cuban officials, and relatives of the five Cuban antiterrorist fighters unjustly incarcerated in US jails for over 10 years now.
The Cuban president toured the area surrounding the Cacahual Mausoleum, which treasures the remains of Cuban independence hero Lieutenant General Antonio Maceo.
The ceremony for the 50th anniversary of the Cuban State Security Services also counted on a cultural gala that included the performance of local artists and members of the National Performing Arts School.
The Investigation and Information Department of the Cuban Armed Forces was set up March, 26, 1959. The entity changed its name to Information Department G-2 later that same year. In June 1961, the Cuban Council of Ministers created the Interior Ministry (MININT) which included the G-2 and the Department of State Security. (ACN)