Santiago de Cuba, Jul 26 – This Cuban Revolution has been of dignity, self-esteem of Latin people, said here today the Uruguayan president, José Mujica, on the ceremony for 60th anniversary of the assault on the Moncada.
It planted dreams for us and filled us with Quijotes. Men and women try to find ways, learning from failures, getting up again, because no social changes are not just around the corner, he commented.
Talking about social transformations he said that they are a long collective construction of mistakes, successes, commitments and sacrifices. It has always been like that. The impossible seems to cost a bit more.
Speaking at the main ceremony held in Santiago de Cuba and headed by Cuban President Raul Castro, Mujica talked about the complexity of the changes and urged to respect diversity.
The future is only possible if you get used to tolerance. No one has the right, no matter how strong and big, to crush is right for you big and strong to crush the small ones. The rich world must understand that there is no right to sacrifice life, added the president.
The word revolution acquires a universal character in these times. In a globalized world is a historical necessity to fight to keep life in a world of respect and basic equality without being crushed by one aircraft and aircraft carriers, he highlighted.
The celebrations also involved the presidents of Venezuela, Nicolas Maduro, of Nicaragua, Daniel Ortega, and Bolivia, Evo Morales.
In addition, the prime ministers of Dominica, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines and Antigua and Barbuda, Roosevelt Skerrit, Kenny Anthony, Ralph Gonsalves and Baldwin Spencer, respectively, and the Ecuadorian Foreign Minister Ricardo Patiño.
For the day is also provided that the Cuban leader will join with the visitors a tour to the museum that remembers that heroic deed, and the Santa Efigenia Cemetery, where the remains of National Hero, José Martí lie.
The heads of state and governments also hold a meeting in downtown Santiago hotel.
Source: Prensa Latina