OFFICIAL VOICE OF THE COMMUNIST PARTY OF CUBA CENTRAL COMMITTEE
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08:15-. The central act ends with shouts of iYo soy Fidel! (I am Fidel!) by the people of Pinar del Río.
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08:15-. “We will never betray the glory and infinite pride to have served the homeland and the Revolution under the leadership of Fidel and Raúl,” stated Machado Ventura, who went on to highlight the province’s main achievements and challenges since the triumph of the Revolution. He also reiterated Cuba’s rejection of the tightening of the U.S. blockade and the country’s unwavering support for the Bolivarian Revolution and its constitutional President, Nicolás Maduro.

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07:45-. José Ramón Machado Ventura, delivering the main speech of the act, stated that this July 26 stirs in us a mix of ideas and emotions, where the pride of being children of this land combines with the commitment to those who made the Revolution.
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07:35-. We are celebrating National Rebellion Day for the first time without the physical presence of Fidel, however, he is present in the efforts of the country’s entire workforce, noted Gladys Martínez. She went on to present a summary of the province’s most notable economic, health and sporting achievements.
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07:30-. Gladys Martínez, first secretary of the Party Central Committee in Pinar del Río beings her speech.  She recalls the situation in Cuba before the triumph of the Revolution, and expressed thanks on behalf of the people of the province for being chosen to host the central act for National Rebellion Day.
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07:28-. A recording of Fidel in Pinar del Río is projected on to the big screen: “We congratulate the province of Pinar del Río for its example of efficiency and enthusiasm.”
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07:25- Young engineer María Izquierdo Martínez, speaks about the important role played by campesinos and workers in the development of Cuban society.
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07:20-.Speaking before those present, fourth year medical student Sergio Luis Blanco highlights the province’s results, such as its infant mortality rate, the lowest in the country; with 1.8 for every 1,000 live births thus far this year.
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07:15-. A young elementary school student speaks about the positive transformations that have occurred in Pinar del Río. “Comandante, you would be proud of this people,” she notes.
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07:10-. A large screen in the Plaza de la Revolución shows images of Fidel in Pinar del Río, speaking about the province’s challenges and achievements, as well as moments from his appearance on Aló Presidente alongside late Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez.
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07:05-. After the National Anthem the names of the July 26 Heroes are read out.
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07:00-. With the presence of Army General Raúl Castro Ruz, Communist Party of Cuba first secretary and President of the Councils of State and Ministers, the main act commemorating July 26, National Rebellion Day, begins in Pinar del Río’s Plaza de la Revolución.
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