The president recalled a phrase of the historic leader of the Revolution, Fidel Castro, during his April 19, 1971 speech in commemoration of the 10th anniversary of the victory at Bay of Pigs: “When we fought in the Sierra Maestra mountains, the Revolution waged war for a number of objectives…, but our combatants went to Bay of Pigs to fight and die and pay whatever price was necessary for the cause of socialism,” the head of state stressed then.
Following an attack on Cuban airports, the burial of the victims and the proclamation of the socialist character of the Revolution, the invasion began on April 17, 1961, intended to disembark troops and establish a beachhead in the province of Matanzas to put in place a government previously designated by Washington.
#Fidel: Cuando se combatía en la Sierra Maestra, la Revolución libraba sus batallas por objetivos determinados … Pero cuando llegamos a #Girón, ¡nuestros combatientes fueron allí a luchar y a morir y a pagar el precio que fuera necesario por la causa del socialismo!”. pic.twitter.com/XUjV51XvkF
— Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez (@DiazCanelB) April 17, 2022
Seventy-two hours sufficed to defeat an operation long planned in Miami and Washington, Cuban media articles remarked about the epic deed of the Cubans to crush the mercenary invasion.
Six decades later, new young people are leading new battles in the Zapata Swamp and across Cuba, narrating them in their profiles and virtual groups to let the record show that life always outdoes itself.