Gloria Machado León 25 noviembre, 2017
When I was ten years old I remember that my father gave me a book that I keep with much appreciation, in its envelope he wrote: «For my beloved daughter, may this be her bible and this her God to follow». That was marked in my chest and since then the protagonist of that story has been a guide, a teacher, a friend, but first of all a father. It is practically impossible to write and cover the life of a man like Fidel, the one who gave the Cubans a Revolution full of love for a strong and independent island. My commander, a year ago you physically do not accompany your people, but you are still that immense beacon that guides the ships on stormy nights, because your words are lessons for the future of this nation that welcomed you as it welcomes a true revolutionary. In a call made by the former president of the United States to the Cubans to forget the history and before the Cubans’ response, the teaching that you left in us and the affection and respect that you instilled among the men who forge your nation today were evident. The years will pass and your name may not have the meaning it has today for this generation of Cubans, but what I am sure of is that the pages of history that bear your name will be imbued with a deep sense of patriotism and the convincing response of your people that we will win! Today we have the commitment to keep the work of the Revolution on its feet because we are the result of what Martí dreamed and you transformed into reality. My Commander, in the land that covers the soil of this Island, your Caguairan positions remained, no tree will grow as robust as you, but they will follow your example to shelter every Cuban.
Written by Karla Alonso Leyva, Journalism student