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Monday, July 27, 2015

Argentineans Celebrate Day of the Cuban Rebellion

Buenos Aires, Jul 27.- An enthusiastic crowd filled the house of the Argentine-Cuban Friendship to celebrate the July 26 and among expressions of solidarity called the end of the blockade that the United States imposes on the Cuban people even today.

A march for the Cuba's Rebellion Day began the program of activities that overflowed joy and included the typical empanadas and Locro (traditional dish) which Argentineans made to celebrate also the 29th anniversary of this solidarity institution, founded on July 26, 1986.

Prior to the speeches, the movement Navegando con el Che (Sailing with Che) donated motion to the House, as it is popularly known among Argentine friends with Cuba, a picture of President Raul Castro waving a flag on the island.

The painting was a gift delivered in Havana by Henry Perez, former director of Military Museum, to Navegando con el Che also organized an exhibition of posters against the US blockade on Cuba.

On July 26, 1953, lawyer and revolutionary Fidel Castro and a group of young people like him attacked the Moncada barracks in Santiago de Cuba and Carlos Manuel de Céspedes barracks, in Bayamo, in the former province of Oriente.

Besides leaders of the Argentine Movement of Solidarity with Cuba (MASCuba), in the activity spoke the Consul of Vietnam, Le Thanh Xuan, the Chargé d'Affaires of the Embassy of Nicaragua, René Castillo, and the Cuban diplomatic Ivian Alfonso.

Le Thanh recalled the historic friendship between the Cuban and Vietnamese peoples, and highlighted the deeds of July 26 as a symbol of the rebellion of the nations and incentive to continue the struggle for a better world.

Castillo, for his part, recalled how the Cuban revolution was a source of inspiration for the fighters of the Sandinista National Liberation Front and stressed the support of the island to his country in the most difficult moments and the help sending doctors and other professionals.

After thanking the solidarity of the Argentines, the Cuban diplomat reiterated that Cuba will retain its principles in defense of its sovereignty and that of other peoples and will remain fighting for a better world.

The President of the House of Friendship, Marcos Candelino stressed to Prensa Latina the value of this institution as a symbol of solidarity among peoples.

Some time ago, when truly democratic feelings seemed to languish in times of neoliberal governments, 'The House was overflowing militancy, and always accompanied the popular and historical processes' he said.

One of the tasks the House currently undertakes is the training of new personnel to keep rejuvenating the membership, he said and added the best quarry they have are the brigades of solidarity work that travel to Cuba, the best place to learn how to be a militant.

Between joy and enthusiasm, there was some traditional Cuban music, by the hands of the Argentine group Los Sabalos.(Prensa Latina)