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Prime Minister of Cuba ratifies rejection of annexation on a historic date

Havana, Feb. 24.- The Prime Minister of Cuba, Manuel Marrero, ratified today Cuba's rejection of annexation and imperial colonialism, on the occasion of the anniversary of the restart of the war for independence, on February 24, 1895.

From his official Twitter account, Marrero expressed confidence in the victory of the Caribbean nation's social project in the face of various threats.

126 years after the restart of our struggles for independence, we continue the battle against annexation and imperial colonialism, with the certainty that once again we will win because dying for the homeland is living, he wrote.

Also on this day, the president of Cuba, Miguel Díaz- Canel, recalled the historical event and described the date as a day to tell and sing history.

Beloved Cuba. Only those who can do without your light and your essences, deny the honorable sacrifice that consecrates your life. What an honor to serve you in difficult hours! Emphasized the president.

The Necessary War was organized from the emigration by the Cuban National Hero, José Martí, and sought to achieve the definitive independence of the Caribbean country from Spain.

The outbreak of February 1895 marked the beginning of a new stage in the struggle, also led by the veteran combatants of the Ten Years War (1868-1878) Maximo Gómez and Antonio Maceo.

According to historians, the ideals of sovereignty would only reach their successful culmination on January 1, 1959, with the triumph of the Cuban Revolution. (Text and photo: PL)