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At the conclusion of the celebratory ceremony to mark the Day of National Rebellion, held at the Revolution Square Mariana Grajales, in Guantanamo, Army General Raul Castro congratulated the people of this city for the organization and development of this important celebration.
Raul also announced that he will participate, along with other historic leaders of the Revolution, in the march of torches to take place next year, as prelude of the 60th Anniversary of the Assault on the Moncada and Carlos Manuel de Cespedes barracks, which will have its main activities in Santiago de Cuba.
"We must move forward at the pace decided by Cubans," said Army General, while speaking on the need to increase the production of material goods and food, as an impetus to raise wages of workers in the Island in the future.
He recalled various passages in the history of Cuba, with emphasis on the struggle of the Rebel Army in the Sierra Maestra, the trajectory of our national hero Jose Marti and the dependence on U.S. during the northern military interventions and the Neocolonial Republic, when a U.S. ambassador was more important than a native president.
“Fidel soldiers arrived putting an end to the mess,” said the Cuban President, who referred to the plans of some counterrevolutionary groups that, with Washington's support, dream to see Cuba in chaotic scenarios such as that of Libya or dealing to impose on Syria.
Raul Castro spoke about the possibility of dialogue with the U.S. government, but on equal terms, to discuss human rights here, there, and "Yankees" allied in Western Europe. "The world can not be lead with lies," he said and sent a big hug to the people of Guantanamo on behalf of Cuban Commander in Chief.