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.
Athens, October 18. On October 16, an event of solidarity with Cuba entitled "Cuba is not alone, solidarity with the Cuban people" was held in Kalamata, city of the Greek Peloponnese, organized by the Greek Committee for Distension and Peace (EEDYE) of Messinia. The event began with the words of Dimitris Oikonomakos, president of the Committee in the Messinia region, and organizer of the event, then a speech by the Cuban ambassador to Greece Zelmys María Domínguez Cortina and another by Grigoris Anagnostou, executive secretary of national EEDYE.
Athens October 18. Within the framework of the XIII LEA Festival (Literature in Athens), at the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center a beautiful and patriotic Tribute to "The Greek Revolution, the Latin American independence movements and their poets" was held on the occasion of the bicentennial of the Greek Revolution and of several Latin American countries. The director of the Festival Adriana Martínez, presented the event, which was greeted by the Cuban Ambassador to Greece Zelmys María Dominguez Cortina and the diplomat Laura Olivia Mora from the Embassy of Mexico on behalf of Ambassador Daniel Hernandez. Next, the Greek ambassador and writer Vasilis Papadopoulos, director of the Cabinet of the President of the Republic, referred to the work of Dionisyos Solomos, national poet of Greece; the Counselor of the Cuban embassy, José Oriol Marrero Martínez, referred to Cuban poets of independence such as José María Heredia, Joaquín Jacinto Luaces, Carlos Manuel de Céspedes, and Juan Clemente Zenea, led by the national poet José Julián Martí Perez; The Mexican playwright Luis Edoardo referred in his paper to the Mexican national poet Ramón López Velarde, a presentation that was read in his place by Leonora Moreleon, president of the Abanico foundation. The moderator was the intellectual Eduardo Lucena, who also asked the speakers several questions at the end, which provided interesting additional information to those present through the responses of the speakers. The event concluded with the words of the famous Greek writer Petros Márkaris, honorary president of the LEA. It was an interesting event that paid well-deserved tribute to the poets who sang to freedom.