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The Cuban Embassy in Monrovia here recently celebrated its National Rebellion Day, while at the same time congratulating Liberia on its 171st Independence.

The Day is commemorated as Cuba’s second most significant dates in their history, the 65th anniversary of the Assault on the Barracks Guillermón Moncada and Carlos Manuel de Céspedes.

The Rebellion Day is a commemoration of an armed insurrection to oppression, poverty and injustice perpetrated by a tyrannical regime with the recognition and financial support of the US.

On July 26, 1953, a group of brave Cuban revolutionaries who would be remembered in Cuban history as the Centennial Generation, led by then young lawyer Fidel Castro Ruz, assaulted two of the main military fortress of Batista´s soldiers.

The assault was intended to obtain arms and go to the mountains of the east of the country, to start the guerrilla war for the total and definitive liberation of Cuba.

Although the attack did not reach the planned objectives, July 26, 1953 was the response of the Cuban people to the situation created by Fulgencio Batista and it served as a trigger for the last phase of the national liberation process. This is why Cubans recognize the date as the Day of National Rebellion.

Meanwhile, Cuba is currently experiencing a historic process of total reform of the current Constitution of the Republic, which will provide the Cubans with an updated Law of Laws.

Between August 13 and November 15, the proposal for a new Constitution which maintains the irrevocable character of Socialism and the political, social and economic system of the country and the leading role of the Communist Party of Cuba, will be submitted for popular consultation.

Making remarks at the occasion, River Gee County Sen. Commany B. Wesseh remembers the many sacrifices made by young Cubans in the liberation struggles of many countries on the continent including Angola, and Namibia.”Cuba has done a lot for our continent. They have also liberated us in the health arena during the Ebola crisis in Liberia,” he concludes.

By Ethel A. Tweh–Edited by Winston W. Parley

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