Díaz-Canel visited a fish farm near the community of Barrancas. Photo: Estudios Revolución

Ten months after his first visit as President, Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez returned to the eastern province of Granma, accompanied again by the Council of Ministers.
"Let's move forward," he was heard saying on multiple occasions, with optimism rooted in the potential of the country and the victorious tradition of Cubans.
He noted evidence of this determination to continue advancing in the municipality of Jiguaní, where he visited the Manuel Fajardo Genetics and Livestock Breeding Enterprise, well-known for its development of the Cuban Charolais breed. Director Edgardo Benítez Figueredo explained that produced here are animals of high genetic value, in addition to milk and meat for national industries and tourism.
The company has more than 19,000 hectares of land, of which some 14,000 hectares are devoted to livestock.
When the President asked about how the center’s 10,500-head herd of cattle is fed, Benítez, explained that 389 hectares are being sowed with forage, including moringa, morera, and tithonia, to improve nutrition and reduce imports of feed.
At the intensive tilapia farm near the community of Barrancas, in the municipality of Bayamo, the government delegation began its afternoon. The President noted the operation’s efficiency, with only seven workers managing 40 artificial pools, raising 80,000 fish, and contributing 40 tons of fresh fish last year, which they plan to increase to 50 this year.
The Cuban leader also visited the Bella Aurora farm, part of the Niceto Pérez Credit and Services Cooperative, where farmer Humberto Labrada reaffirmed the President's conviction that there is much untapped potential in local knowledge.
With remarkable enthusiasm, Labrada described the farm’s progress in raising pigs and chickens.
The project launched with national and foreign funding, is creating conditions to create a closed cycle, including reproduction, fattening, slaughter, and delivery of clean refrigerated chicken to markets, ready for consumption.
After a full schedule, that additionally included tours of a marble quarry and the university, the President took advantage of the evening to walk around the city, known across the island for its beauty, cleanliness, and hospitality.
He visited the Torres ice-cream parlor, and chatted with others enjoying the offerings and excellent service.
He then stopped by the Telegrafo Hotel, located in the historic center of the city, which recently reopened its doors after capital repairs.
The President later participated in the inauguration of the José Joaquín Palma Theater Hall, which has also been renovated as a concert hall. Accompanied by Federico Hernández and Manuel Sobrino, leaders, respectively, of the Party and government in the province, Díaz-Canel enjoyed an excellent cultural performance, featuring young artists from the area.
His last stop was at the birthplace of Carlos Manuel de Céspedes, a must-see in the city.
Emerging from the historic site, Díaz-Canel spoke with local residents who had gathered to greet him, saying, "We know we are going through some hard times. We have had problems with supplies, financing, and other limitations produced by new U.S. measures, financial persecution, and reinforcement of the blockade.
"None of that intimidates us; we will continue to fight, and we will continue to win. This is the greatest tribute we can pay to Fidel and the best way to preserve the Revolution."

Photo: Estudios Revolución
Photo: Estudios Revolución
Photo: Estudios Revolución
Photo: Estudios Revolución
Photo: Estudios Revolución