Havana, Cuba, Jul 26.- With greetings to heroic Santiago de Cuba given by Army General Raul Castro, First Secretary of the Cuban Communist Party (PCC) and President of the councils of State and Ministers, the main rally for National Rebellion Day concluded on Sunday, July 26 in that city.
After the closing speech delivered by Jose Ramon Machado Ventura, second secretary of the PCC, Raul approached the platform to express: I will not pass here without saying something, I’m leaving with the faithful hope that Santiago will always continue to be Santiago.
Present at the mass meeting were also leaders of the state and government and political and mass organizations, Granma yacht expedition members and Moncada attackers, including Commander of the Revolution Ramiro Valdes, Vice-president of the councils of State and Ministers.
Women combatants of the underground struggle and members of international brigades of friendship with Cuba also attended the meeting.(acn)