Last Sunday (November 26th) the day was clear, the sky was bright blue and the sea looked calm. Everything was harmony. The streets of the city of Matanzas were dressed in blue, red and white, the colors of our national flag. There was conspiracy, in a good sense of the word, to develop the electoral day where the municipal delegates of the Popular Power would be elected.
The environment where I was was the school number 1 Circunscription 46, Popular Beach Council, historical setting. There, on June 24, 1974, when the establishment of the Popular Power in Matanzas, the Commander in Chief was there and made his symbolic vote.
The presence of Fidel in that place was the reason for carrying out a remembrance activity, 43 years after that event. There were present electors, members of the elective table, leaders of the province, the municipality and residents of the community, including María Elena García González, one of the pioneers who cared for the ballot box at the time and Severiano Emilio de Armas Hernández, an octogenarian who was the first to vote that bright day.
I polled several of the attendees who were in 1974 and repeated this year. The questions revolved around how the sky was that day, if there was sun or it was cloudy and if the sea had its waters tame or “chopped”, in short, the questions were directed to look for a comparison between both dates. None remembered what was asked.
Then I submitted another battery related to the presence of Fidel in that place and all gave details, even the most minimal, but the interesting thing about the answers is that they did not vary one of the others, which shows the permanence of our Commander in Chief in the Cuban town.