Athens, the counselor of the Embassy of Cuba in Greece José Oriol Marrero Martinez accompanied by staff of the Embassy and Greek solidarity friends, paid tribute to the fighters for the independence of Greece at the monument to the Spartan hero Leonidas in the Thermopylae gorge where the historic battle against the Persians was fought.
On his Facebook, Oriol Marrero wrote:
Dignity, resilience and unity are our greatest strengths in the face of the dishonest and mean annexationist action that serves the interests of the historical enemy of the Cuban nation in its attempt to fragment and divide us to defeat us.
After tough months of pandemic, harsh global economic crisis and a tightened and sustained blockade –that has ostensibly affected our people-, Cuba has started to revive its social life, public places and services, schools, tourism and other sectors of the economy.
We are already the country of the Americas with the highest percentage of citizens receiving at least one dose of the anti COVID-19 vaccines; the one with the highest daily vaccination rate in the world and the only one able to develop a massive vaccination campaign among children from age 2. All of that has been possible due to our country’s capability to produce its own vaccines, as a result of the scientific policy designed and promoted by Fidel and the talent of men and women trained by the Revolution.