11th anniversary of the physical disappearance of Commander Juan Almeida.

Havana: The revolutionary work of Commander Juan Almeida is evoked today in Cuba on the 11th anniversary of his physical disappearance, Prensa Latina publishes.

As a tribute, the residents of the municipality of Tercer Frente Oriental, in the province of Santiago de Cuba, will march to lay flowers at the site where the remains of the founder of that guerrilla stronghold rest during the final stage of the insurrectionary struggle on the island.

Peasants, representatives of political and mass organizations, as well as the main leaders of the territory will remember the Commander of the Revolution, considered one of the main drivers of the process of social, economic and cultural changes that triumphed in January 1959.

From his humble origins in Havana, he was formed in patriotic values ​​for the conquest of the rights that were denied to the blacks of that time.

After the coup d’état of March 10, 1952, he joined the fight against the dictatorship of Fulgencio Batista (1952-1959), when he linked up with the leader Fidel Castro.

He participated in the assault on the Moncada garrison in 1953, was part of exile in Mexico, expeditionary of the yacht Granma, one of the founders of the Rebel Army, and was noted for his military cunning in combats such as that of the Uvero (1957).

He commanded the Third Guerrilla Front of Santiago de Cuba and held numerous responsibilities after the triumph of January 1, 1959.

He was a member of the Political Bureau of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Cuba since its foundation in 1965, was a deputy and vice president of the Council of State, among other high positions.

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