Eusebio Leal: The 500 years of Havana are an opportunity

In his speech, the historian said that this city is today more democratic because it is more representative of the whole nation, "it is the capital, and therefore the head, is a superior among equals.

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HAVANA, Cuba, Jun 29 (ACN) With the premise that the 500th anniversary of the town of San Cristobal is not a goal but an opportunity and a starting point, historian Eusebio Leal urged the city to recover its dignity during the presentation of the communication campaign for the anniversary.

In his speech, the historian said that this city is today more democratic because it is more representative of the whole nation, "it is the capital, and therefore the head, is a superior among equals.

He recalled that this is where the University of Havana is located, which will soon reach its third century and where great figures of the country's history were formed, as well as the Revolution Square, which became "the space of a multitude, where we cried out for our victories and knelt on our knees to mourn for the dead of Barbados and for Che," he said.

This is the city of the teachers, of those who were to become literate, of the glorious militia that defended the country, of music, poetry, literature and architecture narrated by Alejo Carpentier, he said.

That one, where the socialist character of the Revolution was proclaimed, which has hotels and facilities such as the Martí and Alicia Alonso theaters, and where the institutional power of the State resides, he added.

Let's fight for it, let's accept that challenge," said Leal, after saying that the capital of Cuba that has resisted until now, the one that fears nothing and hopes everything, must be its face and it is not possible that it will be neglected or outraged.

The communication campaign for the half-millennium of the town of San Cristóbal de La Habana, to be held on November 16, 2019, was presented today at the Palacio of the Capitanes Generales.

Tatiana Viera, vice-president of the Provincial Assembly of the People's Power, said that the actions will be carried out in line with the government's plan to solve problems accumulated in the capital, including those related to housing.

For that reason, the campaign will continue after 2019, she said, after explaining that until November 16 will be the Real and Wonderful stage, while the second, scheduled from that day until the commemoration of the event, will be called The Greatest.

The communicative actions will accompany the conditioning of multiple places for the play and recreation of children, adolescents and young people, the strengthening of green spaces, as well as the execution of investments, repairs and maintenance.

The official affirmed that the aim is to promote the participation and commitment of all the people to contribute from their radius of action, for the sake of the quality of life of the population, the cleanliness and hygiene of the neighborhoods, the development of the city, and that they will work to respond to the aspirations of the capital's inhabitants.

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