November, like January and April, are months full of history, unforgettable events, and actions linked forever to the struggle of the people for their independence and sovereignty.
On November 30th , 1956, after patient and self-sacrificing organizational work, the cells of July 26 in Santiago de Cuba led the popular uprising of the then eastern capital, in support of the disembarkation of the Granma yacht, which was to take place that day, directed by the historical leader of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro Ruz.
Frank País, in charge of the direction of the July 26 Movement to assume such a high responsibility, had to give up his work as a teacher, dedicating himself entirely to the preparations for the uprising.
Olive green dressed the city of Santiago that November 30. More than 400 young people took to the streets with the bracelets and uniforms of the 26th of July Movement.
Pepito Tey, Otto Parellada and Tony Alomá, the three revolutionary casualties of that day, had fulfilled their promise, Cuba had three new martyrs.
The uprising of November 30th in Santiago de Cuba and the landing of the Granma were a call to youth to continue in the struggle for the freedom of the island, because after leaving Tuxpan, the expedition was subjected during his trip to a series of setbacks, for which it was impossible to arrive on the indicated date.
This November 30th has also gone down in history and the people of Matanzas remember the passage of the ashes of Commander in Chief Fidel Castro Ruz through our province to be deposited in the cemetery of Santa Ifigenia, where they currently rest.