Our socialism is not an arbitrary imposition, accepted by a docile people, but rather the result of a conscious, popular decision, upheld for generations, and reaffirmed forcefully in 2002 when more than nine million people signed a petition to include its irrevocable nature in the Constitution

Great relevance is attributed to the renovations carried out in this city in eastern Cuba on the 65th anniversary of the assault on the Moncada and Carlos Manuel de Céspedes garrisons. The new renovated places were inaugurated on Sunday with the presence of the highest local political and governmental authorities.

Closing remarks by Raúl Castro, First Secretary of the Communist Party of Cuba, during the political-cultural act to mark the 65th anniversary of the Assaults on the Moncada and Carlos Manuel de Céspedes Garrions, held this morning in the heroic city of Santiago de Cuba

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