|Revolution Square, Havana|
Tomorrow is very special day in the history of the island; we celebrate with legitimate pride the 50th Anniversary of the victory over the failed Bay of Pigs mercenary invasion planned, founded and executed by the government of the United States of America. That by itself would be enough for a month of celebration, but also we celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the proclamation of the socialist nature of the Cuban Revolution. But that’s not all.
The Sixth Communist Party Congress convenes tomorrow, right after the parade, where 1000 congress delegates will also take part. It is a congress that will meet in a difficult and challenging context in Cuba and the world. The Communist Party as “the leading force of society and of the state, which organizes and guides the common effort toward the goals of the construction of socialism...” (Cuban Constitution) and the delegates to its Sixth Congress have a lot of responsibility on their shoulders. Therefore the communist summit has obviously sparked off high expectations about the new economic model that Cuba is supposed to follow and the necessary promotion of new cadres to key posts in the party and the government.
Cuba has already introduced a series of regulations and reforms mainly in the economic field, such as the promotion of private enterprise, known as “cuentapropismo” which have logically impacted other sectors of the country. This congress has been preceded by an extensive popular debate that have enriched and modified the draft guidelines that will guide the congress debates. The party gathering is expected to approve and expand the reforms to adapt Cuba to the new international context, and preserve the achievements of the socialist Revolution and our sovereignty.
|Paseo Avenue from the sea to Revolution Square|