Raul Castro: We Must Move Forward at the Pace We Set

Cuban President Raul Castro presided over the major commemoration of the 59th anniversary of the attacks to the Moncada and Carlos Manuel de Cespedes garrisons, which was held at Mariana Grajales Revolution Square, in the Cuban city of Guantanamo. We must move forward at the pace we set, no rush,

Cuban President Raul Castro presided over the major commemoration of the 59th anniversary of the attacks to the Moncada and Carlos Manuel de Cespedes garrisons, which was held at Mariana Grajales Revolution Square, in the Cuban city of Guantanamo.

We must move forward at the pace we set, no rush, but without respites, said Army general Raul Castro, president of the Councils of State and Ministers at the major commemoration of the 59th anniversary of the attacks to the Moncada and Carlos Manuel de Cespedes garrisons, held at Mariana Grajales Revolution Square, in the Cuban city of Guantanamo.

Cuban men and women don’t shake, and we have given prove of that during an over-half a century struggle, said Raul, who also referred to the situation in Libya, where the government was overthrown by a plot of Western powers, particularly the U.S.A. administration.

The world cannot be controlled, that’s madness, even more when that intention is based on a repeated lie in the Goebbels style, added the Cuban president, who also remarked the pacific vocation of the Cuban Revolution. Raul also ratified the will of Cuba to talk with the US government on an equal basis.

The first secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Cuba announced his participation, along with other leaders of the Revolution, in the Torch March in Havana next January 28, on occasion of the sixtieth anniversary of that event led by Fidel Castro.

The Cuban leader pointed out that the country’s top leadership is aware of the difficulties and the criteria of the people, so, he stressed the importance of increasing both the productivity and the production of goods, which is fundamental in order to improve the workers’ wages.

Before closing his speech, which followed that of Cuban First Vice President Jose Ramon Machado Ventura, Raul Castro congratulated Guantanamo residents for their social and economic achievements.

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