Blas Roca, warrior of infinite light

Blas Roca

Manzanillo, his native land, today addresses its first thought to the tireless and simple fighter Blas Roca Calderío, to the exceptional man of singular virtues and extraordinary talent who said goodbye to his homeland on April 25, 1987.

The sacred lands of El Cacahual treasure with honors of General dead in campaign, the exemplary revolutionary who dedicated his life entirely to the cause of the humble, the teacher and communist leader for more than half a century.

Cuba does not forget the absence of the unbending fighter who for almost three decades led the First Marxist-Leninist Party of the nation, being a benchmark of modesty, humility, naturalness, absolute dedication to the history of his country.

The death of Blas Roca is not true, because he knew how to fulfill well the work of life, with fidelity and transparency, with a deep sense of belonging to the historically exploited classes.

Close to the celebration of the International Workers’ Day, the Cuban workers’ movement venerates the lineage of the revolutionary fighter, who served as Secretary General of the Workers’ Federation, assuming an active role in the shoemakers’ strikes, whose trade provided him with sustenance in his early years of life.

Blas Roca was the paradigm of indisputable merits as President of the National Assembly of People’s Power until 1976, and member of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Cuba until his death. In a self-taught way, he ventured into the press of his time to write with the passion for truth that always distinguished him.

With permanent gratitude, his Cuba remembers him for being one of the most genuine men of the Island, who demonstrated loyalty to the principles and ideals of the Homeland. Thirty-seven years after his death, his consecration to the service of mankind, reverberates in him in the firmament to continue being the warrior of infinite light.

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Moraima Zulueta Gómez

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