Havana, Cuba: For the State Council, its president, vice president and remaining 19 members; for the Vice President of the Republic and its president, the number one task has to be the future, said Miguel Díaz-Canel at the extraordinary session of the National Assembly attended by Army General Raúl Castro, Radio Reloj publishes.

Havana: Miguel-Diaz-Canel was elected President of the Republic of Cuba this Thursday, by absolute majority of National Assembly of People's Power (ANPP, Cuban Parliament) members, in a free, direct and secret vote, during the Fourth Extraordinary Session of this legislative body, Prensa Latina publishes.

Cuba does continues astonishing the world for its unfailing position, for its firmness in the principles, for its tenacity in the defense of the Revolution.

Today, October 10, is a historic day for Cuba, a day that recalls the revolutionary virtue of the ancestor line of Cubans, those set to die for their freedom.

Carlos Manuel de Céspedes summoned to have a free Homeland on October 10, 1868, beginning the struggle of the Cubans for independence. That rebel spirit is in force 151 years after the historical events of La Demajagua, and it is a flag that we firmly raise in the current challenges.

Santiago de Cuba: The beginning of the war of independence led by Carlos Manuel de Céspedes, on his 151st anniversary, is remembered today at Santa Ifigenia cemetery, in Santiago de Cuba, with a political act and military ceremony, Radio Reloj publishes.

“Gentlemen: the hour is solemn and decisive. The power of Spain is expired and consumed. If it still seems strong and big, it is because we have been contemplating it on our knees for more than three centuries. Let's get up! ”

Havana, Cuba: Cubans are commemorating today the 151st anniversary of the beginning of the Ten Years War, a contest waged to break the chains of the Spanish yoke.

It was the dawn of October 10, 1868, at La Demajagua sugar mill in eastern Cuba, the lawyer Carlos Manuel de Céspedes and López del Castillo, in the middle of a handful of men and slaves, read the manifesto that sealed the determination of independence: "When a people reaches the extreme of degradation and misery in which we see each other, no one can reproach him for using weapons to get out of a state so full of reproach."