The Freedom Caravan still Goes On

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This Friday, Cuba commemorates the 62th anniversary of the victorious entrance of the Freedom Caravan to Havana of the revolutionary fighters led by Fidel Castro, Camilo Cienfuegos and Ernesto Che Guevara, after the triumph of the Revolution on January 1, 1959.

Contramaestre witnessed the passing of the Freedom Caravan on January 2, 1959. From here Fidel wore uniforms that would accompany him throughout the trip to Havana, where he triumphantly entered six days later, aboard a tank and followed by 1,000 fighters and members of Column One José Martí de la Sierra Maestra.

The Freedom Caravan was much more than a trip to the capital. Fidel held conversations and delivered speeches in each town where he went through, working out the final details that would allow him to consolidate the victory.

The Cubans who had the opportunity to see him in his passing throughout the island expressed in one way or another their gratitude for bringing to the homeland the definitive freedom and total independence, as well as for doing away with a tyranny that only represented the interests of a few and foreign companies, to the detriment of the people exploited and discriminated against in all respects.

Upon arriving in Havana, Fidel expressed to the people present: “This is a decisive moment in our history. Tyranny has been overthrown. The joy is immense. However, much more work remains to be done. Let us not fool ourselves into believing that from now on everything will be easy, perhaps from now on everything will be more difficult.

With the arrival of the Cuban Revolution, a series of social, political and economic transformations began for the benefit of the people who are still exercising their power, in spite of the harsh blockade imposed by the United States against the island and the occasional adverse weather conditions.

From here he would wear uniforms that would accompany him throughout the trip to Havana, where he triumphantly entered six days later, aboard a tank and followed by 1,000 fighters and members of Column One José Martí de la Sierra Maestra.

The Freedom Caravan was much more than a trip to the capital. Fidel held conversations and delivered speeches in each town where he went, working out the final details that would allow him to consolidate the victory.

The Freedom Caravan and popular joy

The Cubans who had the opportunity to see him in his transit throughout the island expressed in one way or another their gratitude for bringing to the homeland the definitive freedom and total independence, as well as for doing away with a tyranny that only represented the interests of a few and foreign companies, to the detriment of a people exploited and discriminated against in all respects.

Upon arriving in Havana, Fidel expressed to the people present: “This is a decisive moment in our history. Tyranny has been overthrown. The joy is immense. However, much more work remains to be done. Let us not fool ourselves into believing that from now on everything will be easy, perhaps from now on everything will be more difficult.

With the arrival of the Cuban Revolution, a series of social, political and economic transformations began for the benefit of the people who are still exercising their power, in spite of the harsh blockade imposed by the United States against the island and the adverse weather conditions.

Today the Freedom Caravan is led by the heirs of Fidel’s thought so that nothing stops its march towards its eternal victory.

 

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Webmaster Jorge Luis Lora Moran Digital Edition Radio Grito de Baire, Contramaestre, Cuba.

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