Artemisa, cradle of many of the brave combatants that participated in the heroic events of July 26, 1953, will be the venue on Saturday, 7:30 a.m., at the Mausoleum to the Martyrs of Artemisa, of the national political and cultural rally to mark the 61 st anniversary of the attacks on the Moncada and Carlos Manuel de Cespedes barracks.
The meeting will be attended by 8,000 Artemisa residents representing their combative people; protagonists of the actions of July 26 and members of the Granma yacht expeditionary force; members of solidarity-with-Cuba brigades; leaders of political, mass and social organizations of the territory; members of the Revolutionary Armed Forces and the Ministry of the Interior, and guests especially invited for the occasion.
In a further gesture of solidarity with the Cuban people, the 25th US-Cuba Pastors for Peace Friendshipment Caravan arrived in Cuba on Thursday, where its 40 activists will carry out different activities until August 3.
The Caravan members were welcomed at Havana’s Jose Marti international airport by Cuban Friendship Institute president Kenia Serrano and by the head of the Communist Party Religious Affairs Office Caridad Diego as well as by religious authorities.
Born July 24, 1783, Simon Jose Antonio de la Santisima Trinidad Bolivar y Palacios is remembered today in Latin America and the world as a champion of liberation and anti-colonial struggles. Although Bolivar was born into a wealthy Venezuelan family and part of the country's oligarchic class, he fought to build a more just society. Throughout the region, indigenous and African led rebellions preceded the independence era and largely inspired the fight for liberation.
Bolivar led an "Admirable Campaign" to reclaim Venezuela and consolidated independence from Spain in 1821 after winning a decisive victory at the Battle of Carabobo. Although independence was officially declared July 5, 1811, the Battle of Carabobo definitively defeated Spanish rule in the Spanish's last remaining strongholds in Venezuela and achieved regional independence.