Cuba marks 61st anniversary of the Border Guard Troops

Cuba marks 61st anniversary of the Border Guard Troops
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7 March 2024
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Roberto Morales Ojeda, member of the Political Bureau and Secretary of Organization of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Cuba, congratulated today the members of the Border Guard Troops, on the 61st anniversary of the founding of that corps, part of the Ministry of Interior.

On X, Morales Ojeda expressed his admiration and respect for the women and men who safeguard the borders of the Homeland, and highlighted the dedication of these combatants in the fulfillment of their mission to guarantee the tranquility and security of the people.

The Border Guard Troops, stationed in units along the Cuban coasts, were created from the Anti-Piracy Section in the spring of 1963, with structure, means and forces belonging to the Revolutionary Armed Forces, and as of May 1964, it was subordinated to the Ministry of the Interior, under the name of the Department of Surveillance of Ports and Coasts.

The level of action and preparation of these forces began with the creation of Basic Courses in La Herradura beach in the westernmost province of Pinar del Rio, for Land Troops and in the Almendares River, in Havana, for the Naval Troops, and were increased with surface units of the Revolutionary Navy, such as the Coast Guard and the Internal Surveillance Service.

The Coast Guards are in charge of directing, organizing and executing the surveillance, protection and defense of the maritime spaces and the coastal strip, with equipped forces, special technique, armament, land, naval and air means.

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