OFFICIAL VOICE OF THE COMMUNIST PARTY OF CUBA CENTRAL COMMITTEE

primero de mayo

As the massive May Day parade draws to a close in Havana’s Plaza de la Revolución José Martí, heard is The Internationale, the anthem of the workers of the world.

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This May Day, 1,427 international guests and friends of Cuba from over 100 countries and representing 140 trade union organizations, are accompanying Cuban workers on this international day of proletarian solidarity.

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Cuban workers express their support to the international movement for the freedom of Brazilian leader, Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, for respect for the progressive governments of Latin America, and for the constitutional government of Venezuela and its President, Nicolás Maduro.

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Because “We are all Cuba” and “We are Continuity,” the workers of the country fill Havana’s Revolution Square for a prosperous and sustainable Socialism, and state “The Youth will not fail you! Long live Free Cuba!

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From the Plaza Mariana Grajales in Guantánamo, Cuban workers are on the frontline of anti-imperialist struggles.

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Cuban Television offers images of the May Day parade in the Eastern province of Holguín, where workers march for the Homeland and the Revolution.

The Presidency of Cuba (@PresidenciaCuba) on Twitter:

“In the Plaza José Martí, as across all plazas of #Cuba, the people are united: workers, campesinos, students, and all Cubans.

Against the #LeyHelmsBurton #LeyGarrote; “We will not agree” #SomosCuba #SomosContinuidad

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The bloc of the Ministry of Energy and Mines passes through Havana’s Jose Marti square, in a show of commitment to defending the environment, the legacy of our eternal Comandante en Jefe, Fidel Castro Ruz, as well in support of the Revolution and the Communist Party of Cuba.

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The dignified workers of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs march today to defend the Cuban Revolution. #SomosCuba #1Mayo

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The Five Cuban Heroes are also present in Havana in this fiesta of Cuban workers. From left to right: Fernando, Ramon, Rene, Antonio, and Gerardo.

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In the central province of Villa Clara, the Cuban people also march in support of their Revolution and the international proletariat.

Next comes the bloc formed by workers of the Ministry of Education (Mined), alongside the second Health bloc, as representatives of the huge achievements of the Cuban Revolution.

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The May Day parade for the unity, commitment and victory of Cuban workers and those of the entire world in Havana is this year led by the country’s nurses, as part of the huge bloc formed by the National Health Workers’ Union and BioCubaFarma.


Also marching are doctors and health personnel who collaborated in the “More Doctors” internationalist mission in Brazil.


They are followed by workers of the Immunoassay Center, the Psychiatric Hospital of Havana, MediCuba, and FarmaCuba.

A tweet from the official account of the Cuban Presidency:

All generations of Cubans are united to offer a “resounding, firm and revolutionary response to the statements loaded with threats, provocations, lies and slanders of the Yankee empire,” without a doubt, we are free, sovereign, independent and socialist. #SomosCuba #1Mayo

The Cuban President announces that he is on his way to Havana’s Plaza de la Revolución José Martí, a historic site, to offer a “firm and revolutionary response to the statements loaded with threats, provocations, lies and slander of the Yankee empire. Cuba ratifies that we are free, sovereign, independent and socialist.”

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This International Workers’ Day, the President of the Council of State and Ministers of the Republic of Cuba, Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez, recalled the words of the Historic Leader of the Revolution, Fidel Castro Ruz:

“Cuba is waging a battle today against the giant with seven-league boots, first discovered by Martí, and whose steps not only reach the lands of our America, but all regions of the rest of the planet.”

Just a few hours before the May Day march begins throughout Cuba, the streets are full of workers ready to participate in the renowned act that today celebrates the international proletariat, the bicentenary of the birth of Carlos Manuel de Céspedes, the 60th anniversary of the creation of the National Revolutionary Militias, the 60th anniversary of the triumph of the Cuban Revolution, and the 150th anniversary of the Constitution of Guáimaro.

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The Cuban Workers’ Federation (CTC) tweeted: “We workers are ready to offer another show of national unity. Even as they try to silence the truth, we are ready for anything. Stay and watch.”

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Just past 7:00 a.m. the May Day parade commenced across Cuba, a march for unity, commitment and the victory of Cuban workers and those of the entire world.

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This year’s International Workers’ Day parade in the Cuban capital is attended by: Army General and First Secretary of the Communist Party of Cuba (PCC) Central Committee, Raúl Castro Ruz, the President of the Councils of State and Ministers, Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez and other Cuban and international figures.

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Photo: Twitter

Díaz-Canel tweets images of the people gathered and ready to march in Havana, to celebrate the Cuban and international proletariat, and condemn the U.S. economic, commercial and financial blockade against Cuba, and the unacceptable Helms-Burton Act.

The Cuban President tweets: “The people of #Cuba are ready in the Plaza de la Revolución to commence the historic May Day parade. Viva Cuba! #SomosCuba #SomosContinuidad

The Presidency of Cuba (@PresidenciaCuba) on Twitter:

“In the Plaza José Martí, as across all plazas of #Cuba, the people are united: workers, campesinos, students, and all Cubans.

Against the #LeyHelmsBurton #LeyGarrote; “We will not agree” #SomosCuba #SomosContinuidad

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The bloc of the Ministry of Energy and Mines passes through Havana’s Jose Marti square, in a show of commitment to defending the environment, the legacy of our eternal Comandante en Jefe, Fidel Castro Ruz, as well in support of the Revolution and the Communist Party of Cuba.

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The dignified workers of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs march today to defend the Cuban Revolution. #SomosCuba #1Mayo

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The Five Cuban Heroes are also present in Havana in this fiesta of Cuban workers. From left to right: Fernando, Ramon, Rene, Antonio, and Gerardo.

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In the central province of Villa Clara, the Cuban people also march in support of their Revolution and the international proletariat.