Greetings on the 57th Anniversary of the Triumph of the Cuban Revolution
January 1ST, 2016
PRESIDENT RAUL CASTRO RUZ
First Secretary, Central Committee
PARTIDO COMUNISTA DE CUBA
Esteemed Comrade President :
Through you, the Partido Komunista ng Pilipinas (PKP-1930, the Philippine Communist Party) sends warmest fraternal greetings to the Partido Comunista de Cuba, the government of the Republic of Cuba, and the entire revolutionary people of Cuba, on today’s occasion of the 57TH Anniversary of the Triumph of the Cuban Revolution.
The triumph of the Cuban Revolution on January 1, 1959, after several years of hard struggle in the mountains and cities under the leadership of the Cuban Rebel Army led by Comrade Fidel Castro Ruz and your goodself, ended 60 years of US neocolonial domination over Cuba since the infamous Treaty of Paris of 1898.
The triumph of the Cuban Revolution also ended the string of corrupt puppet governments imposed against the will of the Cuban people, including the last bloody dictatorship of Fulgencio Batista which killed over 20,000 Cuban citizens. The Cuban Revolution brought real independence and sovereignty to Cuba, and dignified the Cuban people by ensuring all basic human rights such as the right to food security, free access to health and education services, and the opening of doors to all advancements in culture, sports and the development of other fundamental rights.
The victory of the Cuban Revolution over the US-Batista-mafia dictatorship, and the construction of socialism in Cuba, are of great historical significance, and are important examples for all the peoples who are struggling to free themselves from imperialist bondage. For over half a century of hard and relentless struggles against all forms of aggressions and adversities, revolutionary Cuba held high the sacred principles of national unity, sovereignty, independence, and adherence to truth and to strict ethical, humanitarian and internationalist values.
We salute revolutionary Cuba’s selfless display of solidarity with many peoples in need, its great contribution towards ending the abominable system of apartheid, and its continued assistance in affording health and educational services to many peoples in developing countries. Cuba’s staunch defence of the right to self-determination of its people, will continue to inspire our Party in the struggle against imperialism, and for peace, freedom and socialism.
Revolutionary Cuba’s attainment of great scientific and socio-cultural advances, for the benefit of the people, is another important confirmation that the socialist system is the only alternative to the capitalist system of crises and barbarism, that socialism remains the salvation and future for humanity.
On this occasion, we reaffirm our commitment to constantly promote awareness of the truth about Cuba, and to continue working for the widening and strengthening of the movement of solidarity and friendship with Cuba in our country. The PKP-1930 will continue to stand in solidarity with the Cuban revolution in the struggle to frustrate and defeat every imperialist attempt at intervention and interference ; in the struggle against the criminal economic and financial/commercial blockade imposed by the USA against Cuba ; and in the struggle for the return to Cuba of that area in Guantanamo where US forces are still squatting.
Finally, we wish every success and more progress and prosperity for Cuba, and the best of health for your goodself, for Comrade Fidel Castro Ruz and all the leaders of the Partido Comunista de Cuba and the government of the Republic of Cuba, and the entire revolutionary people of Cuba.
With warmest comradely regards,
ANTONIO E. PARIS
General Secretary, PKP-1930