Radio26.Cu – Matanzas, Cuba


A pioneer who continues to vibrate after 43 years

Gloria Machado León 27 noviembre, 2017

43 years ago, María Elena García González was guarding the ballot boxes of the electoral college # 1, of the 46th district, of the Beach. On that occasion he was eleven years old. She still remembers with emotion when Fidel visited that electoral center on June 30th, 1974, the year in which the People’s Power in Matanzas was established as an experience.

Today he is a lieutenant colonel of the Cuban Ministry of the Interior, but he continues to vibrate like that pionerita who felt so strong the giant figure of Fidel when he touched his head with his hand. At that time I did not know that with his participation in the polls as a pioneer would be part of a piece of our history. Today he keeps that memory and that moment as a matchless trophy.

In his speech, in the act of remembrance, he narrated every detail that he keeps in his memory. He referred to where he was when Fidel entered, how the people mobilized and began to show their support for the Revolution, the conversation the Cuban leader had with neighbors, members of the polling station and with the president of the electoral college.

In addition to the anecdotes told about that day, he said that what he is today owes it to the to Fidel and to his family that embraced the cause of the humble from the start.


Original text by on Nov 27th, 2017

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