Two combatants from Playa Girón were left alive in this Matanzas town when, in the early hours of April 17th, 1961, the mercenaries of Brigade 2506 tried to seize their land.
Manuel Planilla Arencibia is one of them, who at that time was making charcoal with his family while the Literacy Campaign taught them to read and write. He joined the militias to defend the conquests of the Cuban Revolution.
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Planilla Arencibia served for many years as an escort for Commander-in-Chief Fidel Castro during his visits to the Zapata Swamp and was also a member of the Ministry of the Interior, now he works on a small farm where he strives to produce the soils of the southern Matanzas territory. that land that the United States government tried to take from you 60 years ago.