It is our pride
and honor to belong•
Letter from Ramón Labañino
Salazar to the presidents of the Provincial and
Municipal Assemblies of People’s Power
to this people
I read your heartfelt letter with
much pleasure and more, with an elevated sense of
pride in the honor that you confer on us in each
phrase and each expression.
I would like to tell you that
everything that we are and have been and always will
be, we owe to you, to the titanic work of that
unstoppable revolution, to the effort and sacrifice
in life and the hard sweat of generations of Cubans
and patriots who gave their all so as to see this
glorious present and future of the homeland; and
therefore it is you, all our beloved people, who
have made each and every glory possible.
We human beings are only the result
of our nations and our history; in which the memory
of battles and combats, of generations tempered in
the spilled blood and the sweat of all their
sacrifice make the dimension of their homeland a
giant structure carved in ivory and fine granite.
From nations like ours, histories
such the one our people are writing, one does not
have to expect a small work, but glory and titanic
virtue in accordance with the immense stature that
they have been able to shape.
Therefore we are proud and honored
to belong to this people, to this history, and to
form part of the homeland that you dignify.
The affection and appreciation of
these five Cubans goes out to each one of you.
May 23, 2003
Labañino sends a message to the Cuban people
Labañino, one of the five Cubans imprisoned by the
empire, has sent a message to the people of Holguín
in eastern Cuba, thanking the Cuban people once
again for the battle they are waging for his
with the brother of Rene González, one of the Five
it seem strange that a case with so many ingredients
for a film, a best seller or a high-profile news
item is unknown in the United States?
Were They Protecting Us From?
In 1996 Noam Chomsky remarked that
"Cuba was the target of more international terrorism than
probably the rest of the world combined".