El fin de semana pasado de celebró en Toronto el aniversario 53 del tirunfo revolucionario en Cuba en 1959. El acto contó con la presencia de organizaciones comunitarias y políticas de la ciudad de Toronto, así como amigos y grupos solidarios con Cuba.
A continuación el mensaje transmitido por la Asociación de Cubanos en Toronto "Juan Gualberto Gómez"
Fifty-third anniversary of the triumph of the Revolution
It is an honour and a pleasure to represent the Association of Cubans in Toronto “Juan Gualberto Gómez, on whose behalf I thank you for your continued support and solidarity with the noble people of Cuba and its Revolution.
The Revolution was the answer of the Cuban people to the terrible situation in which the majority of them lived with no access to education, health care, social assistance, or dignity. It was the regime of dictator Fulgencio Batista, Washington’s man in Havana, who had seized the presidency of the nation by force, and was receiving from them military supplies and assistance to fight the Rebel Army.
On January 1st, 1959, the revolutionaries led by Fidel Castro took power as the tyrant escaped. The Revolution brought new hopes and the real possibility of building a better future with equal opportunities for all.
Slowly but surely Cuba has advanced, its achievements in fields such as health care, education, scientific research and social justice, just to name a few, are well known facts all over the world.
The progress of all these years have been constantly hindered by the economic and financial blockade the United States of America imposes on Cuba since 1962. This inhuman and unlawful blockade, that pretends to suffocate the country by hunger and death, has prevented the Revolution from accomplishing all its ambitious plans, doing what it can and not necessary what it wanted and had planned to do.
We demand that this blockade against Cuba be lifted immediately.
We also demand that the Cuban Five be released and returned to their families in Cuba where they belong.
Guantánamo belongs to Cuba, the occupation must end.
Viva la gloriosa Revolución Cubana
Viva Cuba Libre Socialista