London, July 16, 2022- The Cuban ambassador to the United Kingdom, Bárbara Montalvo, highlighted here today the resistance capacity of the Revolution on the island against the attempts of the United States to overthrow it during its 63 years of existence.
A Revolution is worth its ability to resist and survive, the diplomat affirmed when speaking at a forum organized by the socialist weekly El Militante, in salute to the 69th anniversary of the assault on the Moncada Barracks, led by Fidel Castro (1926-2016) on July 26, 1953.
During the exchange with the participants in the event, Montalvo recounted the national liberation movement on the Caribbean island, which he defined as a single process that began with the war of independence in 1868 and ended in 1959, with the overthrow of the dictatorship of Fulgencio Batista (1901-1973) by the Rebel Army.
We pay a high price for our independence, asserted the ambassador, who highlighted the efforts made by the Cuban government to maintain social achievements and guarantee the well-being of the population, despite the economic, financial and commercial blockade imposed by Washington for more than six decades.
She explained that the economy of the Antillean country is going through difficult times due to the intensification of unilateral measures during the administration of former President Donald Trump (2017-2021) and the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Everything we do is to make our economy more efficient, the diplomat affirmed, explaining actions implemented by the Cuban authorities to improve the situation, maintain free health and education, and guarantee a basic food quota.
Montalvo, who answered questions from the participants, mostly members of the Communist League, stressed that the solidarity and selfless help offered by Cuba to other countries in the last 60 years, served as an inspiration to other peoples of the world.
Jonathan Silberman, a member of the board of directors of that political organization, explained to Prensa Latina that the idea of dedicating this week's forum to the anniversary of the attack on the Moncada Barracks was due to the fact that this feat marked the restart of the struggle for Cuba's definitive independence. .
The Cuban Revolution is also ours, Silberman pointed out.
The Ambassador was accompanied by the First Secretary for Cultural Affairs, Michel Rodríguez, and the Second Secretary for Political Affairs, Aymée Díaz.
(Latin Press-EmbaCuba United Kingdom)