OFFICIAL VOICE OF THE COMMUNIST PARTY OF CUBA CENTRAL COMMITTEE
Photo: Ariel Cecilio Lemus

Army General Raúl Castro Ruz, President of the Councils of State and Ministers, congratulated members of the Military Counterintelligence (CIM) during an act that took place in Havana to mark the 55th anniversary of this department of the Revolutionary Armed Forces (FAR).

During the political act and military ceremony, the Army General urged the members of the Counterintelligence section to continue to preserve the professionalism and fidelity that characterizes them, the security of the Armed Forces and the work of the Revolution.

Brigadier General José Miguel Gómez del Vallín, second chief of this State Security agency, in the main speech of the ceremony held at the Comandante Arides Estévez Military High School, in Havana, recalled that this is the first anniversary of the specialized department to be celebrated without the physical presence of Comandante en Jefe Fidel Castro Ruz.

For the young Captain Miguel Álvarez Vargas, being part of the CIM is a great honor and a privilege, due to his work to prevent and confront the enemy and criminal activities, and protect the country’s leaders, officials and the Cuban people.

Therefore, I raise my voice for the young people who constitute the past, the present and the future of this Revolution; I speak for those who have not lost the spirit of sacrifice, motivation and courage and that today are at the service of our country, the young Captain stated.

During the act, Army Corps General Álvaro López Miera, First Deputy Minister of the FAR, presented a diploma of recognition to the Military Counterintelligence department, signed by the Minister of the Revolutionary Armed Forces, which was received by Vice Admiral Julio César Gandarilla Bermejo, head of the CIM.

In turn, on behalf of the CIM, the Vice Admiral presented a diploma of recognition to Army General Raúl Castro Ruz, founder of this State Security body, for organizing, guiding and directing the work of the Military Counterintelligence since its creation November 7, 1962.

Chiefs and officers of the FAR, the Interior Ministry and the CIM also attended the act, together with a group of its founders, retirees and relatives of its martyrs.