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Sunday, July 26, 2015

Cuban Residents in China Evoke July 26 Historic Deed

Beijing, Jul 26.- The Association of Cuban Residents in China met at the Cuban Embassy in Beijing to celebrate the 62nd anniversary of the attacks on the Moncada Garrison, in Santiago de Cuba, and the Carlos Manuel de Cespedes Garrison, in Bayamo.

At the beginning of the event in memory of that historic deed, which is part of the history of the Cuban Revolution, the head of the Consular Office at the Cuban Embassy, Javier Jimenez Valdes, made a chronology of the events.

Jimenez spoke about the current context and the process carried out by the Cuban government after those actions.

In that regard, he stressed that despite facing several challenges, the country has been able to achieve participation in the political and social life, universal healthcare and education, a social security system, significant progress to equal opportunities and the fight against all form of discrimination.

In addition, it has achieved the full exercise of children's and women's rights, as well as people's mass access to sports and culture, life and public safety.

As an important issue, the diplomat outlined the process in which Cuba has been involved since December 17, 2014, when the governments of Cuba and the United States announced the beginning of talks to reestablish diplomatic relations and the beginning of the path towards the normalization of bilateral ties.

He recalled that the return home of all Cuban Five, who were held in US prisons for fighting terrorism, was completed that day, and that Gerardo Hernandez, Ramon Labañino and Antonio Guerrero, who along with Fernando Gonzalez and Rene Gonzalez, are a reason of pride for the country and an example of firmness.

In his closing remarks, Jimenez said that it will be a long and difficult struggle that will require national and international action, including by US society, to have the blockade of Cuba lifted.

Jimenez also noted that in order to normalize relations, it will be essential that the territory illegally occupied by the US naval base in Guantanamo is returned, radio and television broadcasts to Cuba are suspended, and projects aimed at promoting internal subversion and destabilization are stopped.(Prensa Latina)