Havana: Cuba celebrates today the Day of the Revolutionary Armed Forces (FAR), and the 64th anniversary of the landing of the yacht Granma that began the guerrilla struggle against the dictatorship of Fulgencio Batista (1952-1959), Prensa Latina publishes.

On December 2, 1956, 82 expedition members led by Fidel Castro made landfall in eastern Cuba after setting sail on November 25 from the Mexican port of Tuxpan.

After being surprised and dispersed by the troops of Batista Army, the group of young people regrouped and formed the nucleus of the Rebel Army that fought the dictatorship in the mountains of the eastern part of the island until the revolutionary triumph of January 1, 1959.

Historiography records the moment of the meeting in Cinco Palmas, in the Sierra Maestra, when Fidel Castro, gathering a part of the combatants and seven rifles, exclaimed: ‘Now we do win the war’, as an expression of faith in victory.

In honor of that epic, the FAR were founded in 1961. Tags: Revolutionary Armed Forces

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