On July 26th, 1977. We were celebrating along with the newly constituted sister province of Ciego de Ávila the 24th anniversary of the Assault to the Moncada, opportunity in which the leader of the Revolution was qualifying of impressive the advance of these provinces during the last quinquennium.

The international context was favoring this vertiginous socioeconomic development, we were integrating the program of collaboration of the socialistic field, we spoke this day of factories, like the pasteurizer plant, a bakery, the beef plant, the agricultural refrigerator, the slaughterhouse of birds, and others dedicated to the production of materials of the construction, among many other things.

On July 26th, 1989. This quinquennium was closing a new stage with the celebration of the Third Congress of the Party in 1985, where remained shown like essential problem of the country that the economy had not grown in a suitable form, and that among other matters there was essential a process of rectification, in which we were immersed exactly on having obtained the new head office for the 36th anniversary.

Fidel spoke about the good academic outcomes of all the educational institutions enumerated in his speech of 1977, in addition to the secondary basic and preuniversity schools in the field, of the health services, including the decrease of the valuation of infant mortality from 26 to 11, and the perspective of life of 75 years.

We already had the Tínima brewery, the Beef plant, the pasteurizer plant, the factories of cheeses, and we had been working at the reshaping of the sugar plants and the construction of the new ones Batalla de las Guásimas and Jesus Suárez Gayol.

By that time there was close to its opening the Center of Researches of Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology, the second one of the country.

Fidel reflected along with the Camagüeyans what was representing for the Revolution to face the rectification process, and how during previous tours through the province he stated the possibility of turning Camagüey into a development model for the Third World, fundamentally with the production of food and other inherent social programs.

It was here in Camagüey, in the Square of the Revolution Ignacio Agramonte y Loynaz, where on having recounted the big economic problems in the world, he was announcing the difficulties of the socialistic field, with which we had been provided up to this moment for all our development, and he predicted its weakening from real situations.

On July 26th, 2007. A few days were missing for the first anniversary of the Proclamation of Fidel, this implies that the Army General Raúl Castro in his speech for the 54th anniversary of the Moncada, valued the reaction of the Cuban people, and its capacity of growing in confidence up to the height demanded by every challenge.

There were 16 years of Special Period, still in recovery stage.

Raúl was calling to join all to the daily battle against the proper errors that aggravate the objective difficulties derived from external causes, especially the provoked ones by the economic blockade of the United States.

That day Raúl was extoling our example, steadfastness of principles, unit, confidence in Fidel, in the Party and especially in the people, and how despite the deep pain for the illness of the Maximum Leader of the Revolution, no task was stopped.

The need of producing more food, grains, vegetables, milk, meat, occupied the center of that speech, in which he also mentioned a group of measurements related to the saving of fuel, task of strategic significance.

That day Raúl also called to recover the national industrial production and to incorporate new lines to eliminate imports and to create possibilities of export, included the foreign investments, whenever they contribute capital, technology or market; the strengthening of the collaboration with other peoples and many other simultaneous battles to support the unit of the people.

And wraped up saying that the best homage to the Commander in Head was to appeal to the Revolution concept expressed by him on May 1st, 2000:

Is the sense of the historic moment; is to change all which must be changed
is complete equality and liberty
is to be treated and to treat others as human beings
is to emancipate ourselves by ourselves and with our own efforts
is to challenge dominant powerful forces within the social and national scope and realm;
is to defend values in which we believe at the price of any sacrifice;
is modesty, unselfishness, altruism, solidarity and heroism;
is to fight with audacity, intelligence and realism;
is to never lie nor violate ethical principles;
is the profound conviction that exists no force in the world capable of confounding truth and ideas
is unity, is independence, is to fight for our dreams of justice for Cuba and for the world
which is the base of our patriotism, our socialism and our internationalism".

Translated by BA in English Language, Manuel Barrera Téllez

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