Joy throughout Cuba

Joy throughout Cuba
Joy throughout Cuba

“We ask that the cells be left empty, that the locks of the bars be opened for the liberation of our children, who were only condemned by an ideal there,” this feeling is expressed in their proclamation by the mothers of the protagonists of the events of December 26. July 1953 under the political and military guidance of the lawyer Fidel Castro Ruz, held after the trials, the convictions of Cause 37 and the fruitful prison in the galleys of the Presidio Modelo.

Belonging to the Proamnesty Relatives Committee to help political prisoners founded on Isla de Pinos, the mothers of Ernesto Adolfo Tizol Aguilera, Juan Almeida Bosque, Pedro Miret Prieto and Jesús Sergio Montané Oropesa subscribe to the manuscript that circulates throughout Cuba.

The document touches the most sensitive fiber of the people and encourages a powerful protest movement started in Nueva Gerona that acquires a national dimension and forces the bestial regime of the tyrant Fulgencio Batista to grant amnesty, but sets the condition that the young combatants abandon their ideals. , which outrages Fidel: “We do not want amnesty at the price of dishonor.”

Unable to undermine the integrity of the patriots and due to the strong popular demand, Batista signed the amnesty, as he also had electoral interests.

On the afternoon of Sunday, May 15, 1955, the Pineros took to the streets full of joy for the victory and together with relatives of the revolutionaries and the Heroines of Moncada (Melba Hernández Rodríguez del Rey and Haydée Santamaría Cuadrado) they went to meet the young people of the Centennial Generation to hug them when they left the prison.

As we descend the stairs, we leave behind a fruitful period of great experiences, where the galley becomes a school when the Abel Santamaría academy and the Raúl Gómez García library were created for the intellectual and ideological preparation of those worthy men, conquered by Martí’s ideology and by whose torrent A proven patriotism runs through his blood.

Fidel, in his desire to serve the Homeland, from the cell renews his plea of ​​self-defense History will absolve me.

They were no longer the same, a new revolutionary vanguard emerges with its own program and strategy, which advances with the hopeful outlook that leads them to the landing of the yacht Granma, the Turquino and the triumph of January 1, 1959.

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