Santiago de Cuba.- A political act and a military ceremony evoked the historical event, which took place on March 11, 1958 and became a crucial contribution to the development of the actions that months later contributed to the triumph of the Rebel Army over the troops, superior in men and means, of the Cuban dictator Fulgencio Batista.
Floral wreaths were deposited in the Mausoleum that keeps the remains of the combatants of the front fallen during that insurrectionist stage and after the victory, which has become one of the cult sites of Cubans to the glory of its most recent history.
The economic and social transformations implemented in the demarcation had those driven by the insurrectionist leader in the territory under his command, organized for the operation and administration within the military force and the attention to the surrounding population as precursors.
The 2nd Eastern Front "Frank País" was deployed in 12,000 square kilometers, based on Sierra Cristal, covering territories of Alto Songo, Mayarí, Sagua de Tánamo, Baracoa, Yateras, Guantánamo and San Luis. Later, the territories of Banes and Antilla, now included in the current province of Holguín, were incorporated.
The commemoration, chaired by Lázaro Expósito, first secretary of the Communist Party in this eastern province, and Beatriz Johnson, president of the local government, became a day of commitment and encouragement for popular participation in the general elections that will take place tomorrow in Cuba. (PL)