Cuban Revolutionary Quotes

Quotes tagged as "cuban-revolutionary" (showing 1-6 of 6)
José Martí
“Vivi dentro del monstro y conozco sus entranas”
José Martí

Jorge G. Castañeda
“When fate and love come into conflict, the former must always win; for love will fade if it rests upon indignity or abdication.”
Jorge G. Castañeda, Compañero: The Life and Death of Che Guevara

Margarita Engle
“Slavery all day,
and then, suddenly, by nightfall- freedom!”
Margarita Engle, The Surrender Tree: Poems of Cuba's Struggle for Freedom

Hank Bracker
“Historical Santa Clara

Santa Clara is the fifth largest city in Cuba with a population of over 210,000 people. It is the capital of the Province of Villa Clara and was founded by 138 people from only two families on July 15, 1689. As with many Cuban cities during the 17th century, it was constantly attacked and plundered by pirates. Santa Clara has had a number of names since it was founded. Its layout is clearly that of Colonial Spanish origin, having a squared design with a plaza and a church in the center. It is conveniently located along the highway connecting Santiago de Cuba with Havana.

Santa Clara is known as the site of the last battle of the Cuban Revolution. Two columns of rebels attacked the Batista forces on December 31, 1958. One was led by “Che” Guevara and the other by Camilo Cienfuegos. Guevara’s troops destroyed the Trans-Cuban railroad tracks and overturned a train sent by Batista carrying reinforcements. The victory over the city’s demoralized defenders was decisive, forcing Batista to leave Cuba and fly to the Dominican Republic. Fleeing into exile, Batista opened the way for the rebel troops to take the capital city of Havana.

From the award winning book “The Exciting Story of Cuba” by Captain Hank Bracker”
Hank Bracker

Hank Bracker
“Cuban Aircraft are Seized
During the early 1960’s, Erwin Harris sought to collect $429,000 in unpaid bills from the Cuban government, for an advertising campaign promoting Cuban tourism. Holding a court order from a judge in Florida and accompanied by local sheriff’s deputies, he searched the East Coast of the United States for Cuban property. In September 1960, while Fidel was at the United Nations on an official visit, Harris found the Britannia that Castro had flown in to New York. That same day the front page of The Daily News headlined, “Cuban Airliner Seized Here.”
Erwin Harris continued by seizing a C-46, which was originally owned by Cuba Aeropostal and was now owned by Cubana, as well as other cargo airplanes. He seized a Cuban Naval vessel, plus 1.2 million Cuban cigars that were brought into Tampa, Florida, by ship. In Key West, Harris also confiscated railroad cars carrying 3.5 million pounds of cooking lard destined for Havana. All of these things, excepting the Britannia, were sold at auction.
Nikita S. Khrushchev, the Soviet premier, replaced the airplane that had been confiscated. On September 28th, Castro boarded the Soviet aircraft at Idlewild Airport smiling, most likely because he knew that his Britannia airplane would be returned to Cuba due to diplomatic immunity.”
Hank Bracker

Hank Bracker
“Camagüey has a population of over 320,000 people and is the capital of Camagüey Province. The old city was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in July of 2008. Originally, it was located on the north coast of Cuba and known as Santa María del Puerto del Principe. At that time, it was constantly attacked by pirates, forcing the population to move inland, where the present city was established in 1528. After Henry Morgan looted and burned the city, it was purposely rebuilt with a maze of winding streets having dead ends and squares leading to only one exit, that only the residents knew existed. The purpose of this maze was to trap and capture the invading pirates.”
Hank Bracker, Suppressed I Rise