Yaguajay paid tribute to Camilo Cienfuegos

Yaguajay paid tribute to Camilo Cienfuegos
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7 February 2023
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Havana, Feb 6 (RHC) The 91st anniversary of the birth of Commander Camilo Cienfuegos (1932-1959) was remembered Monday by residents of Yaguajay, a town in the province of Sancti Spíritus, where the revolutionary achieved a significant defeat of the tyranny of Fulgencio Batista in central Cuba.

Among the young people, students, workers, and combatants who came to reverence the memory of the Hero of Yaguajay, in the Mausoleum to the combatants of the Northern Front of Las Villas, were the candidates to the Cuban Parliament Marta Ayala Avila and Esmeralda Laredo.

The participants ratified the commitment to continue the ideas of the historic leader of the Revolution, Fidel Castro Ruz (1926-2016), having young people as the main protagonists.

For their part, members of the Association of Combatants of the Cuban Revolution (ACRC) who presided over the tribute to Camilo, planted a royal palm tree to honor him.

Also present were members of the Ministries of the Revolutionary Armed Forces and the Interior, municipal authorities, the Union of Young Communists, and mass organizations.

The renowned 'Lord of the Vanguard' was among the 82 expeditionaries of the Granma yacht. After the dispersion of the guerrillas in the battle of Alegria de Pio, in eastern Cuba, he joined the group of Commander Juan Almeida, and on December 18 he managed to regroup with Fidel.

For his merits, he was promoted to commander and promoted to chief of Column 2 'Antonio Maceo' to operate in the triangle between Bayamo, Manzanillo, and Victoria de Las Tunas, as well as in actions in those cities.

On August 18, 1958, he received the mission, together with Column 8 'Ciro Redondo', commanded by Ernesto Che Guevara, to invade the center of the country, repeating the feat of the Mambises during the War of Independence (1895-1898).

A few months after the revolutionary triumph of 1959, while returning by plane from Camagüey to Havana, Camilo Cienfuegos disappeared at sea on October 28. (Source: Prensa Latina)

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