Jul 26 (Prensa Latina) Cuban Vice President Ramiro Valdes stated here
that the unity of the people has been a determining factor in the
achievements of the Revolution, and particularly important in the battle
to consolidate a prosperous and sustainable Socialism.
"We cannot forget that we have get up to this point thanks to the unity
of the people, thanks to their confidence in the revolution. That unit
should be preserved above all things because we are aware that the fight
is not over, it has just changed the way in which they are seeking to
destroy us," he asserted.
He denounced that today unconventional
forms of warfare are applied and new technologies are used as a tool of
subversion, with young people as their main target.
enemies do not quite understand is that new generations are the result
of this Revolution and they have demonstrated their commitment to
continue perfecting and preserving our achievements and gains," he
Delivering the main speech for the Day of National
Rebellion in the young province of Artemisa, west of Havana, Ramiro
Valdes recalled the situation of dependency, misery, and inequalities
that motivated the actions of July 26, 1953.
He said July 26 was
not a triumph of arms, but rather a victory of morality and dignity,
and it gave way to the struggle which led to the Revolutionary triumph
five years, five months and five days later.
He stated that 28
youngsters from Artemisa who participated in these actions, including
him, carried the rebellious spirit that characterizes the people in that
territory and countrywide.
For the first time was attained a
true sovereignty, the destiny of the country stopped being decided in
Washington, the word democracy acquired its true dimension, never again a
political assassination or torture occurred, and the institutional
bases of discrimination were swept away, he assured.
highlighted the achievements of his hometown Artemisa in implementing
the updating of the Cuban economic model, noting that the territory is
leading the current battle for economic and social development and the
building of a prosperous and sustainable Socialism.
reaffirmed the demand of the Cuban people for justice for the Cuban Five
Heroes unfairly held in 1998 and given harsh prison sentences in the
United States for monitoring violent groups based in South Florida.
"We will not stop for a single moment in our effort to bring them back to their families, to their homeland," he said.
"After more than 15 years demanding their freedom, our strength lies in
the justice of this noble cause and the solidarity support of millions
of honest people around the world," he stated.