Havana, Cuba: With events, cultural galas and talks, Cuba commemorates today the 60th anniversary of the Second Declaration of Havana, considered a defining document of the Revolution in its early years, Prensa Latina publishes.

A panel with prominent researchers in the history and relations of Cuba-United States, based at the Higher Institute of International Relations, will be one of the most important moments of the program to evoke the anniversary.

The historical event will also be commemorated in other academic settings and educational centers, where Fidel Castro, historical leader of the Cuban Revolution, who proclaimed the document that was approved by a million Cubans gathered in the Plaza de la Revolución, will also be honored. Jose Marti.

The Declaration was the response to the expulsion of Cuba from the Organization of American States (OAS) that occurred during the organization’s meeting in Punta del Este, Uruguay, on January 31 of that same year, due to pressure from Washington. , which thus conjured up a policy of isolation from the nascent Revolution.

The text expresses the unwavering will for self-determination, to build socialism and to defend sovereignty, at any price.

A day earlier, on February 3, 1962, the president of the United States, John F. Kennedy, signed executive order 3447 that formalized the blockade against the island, a measure that sought to suffocate the Revolution and that is still in force, despite the international rejection.

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