1959 - 2009 Celebrating Fifty Years of the Cuban Revolution

Today marks the 50th anniversary of the revolution that swept US backed Dictator Fulgencio Batista from power and ushered in the government of Fidel Castro.

The Cuban Revolution had triumphed. On 7 February, 1959 the Constitution of 1940 was restored. The first president was Manuel Urrutia Lleo and Fidel became prime minister on 16 February. However, other wars were just beginning.

There were bandits financed by the US government in the mountains, the US started its economic and financial blockade which is still being wages tothsi day and in 1961 the US invaded at the Bay of Pigs (Playa Giron). The Cuban people defeated the invaders in 72 hours and the revolutionary process continued. In 1990, when Socialism in the east part of Europe disappeared and the Soviet Union was about to break down, the United States government started a new intensified stage of the economic blockade against Cuba. During all these years the battle has continued. Cuba faces sabotages, a tremendous economic blockade and even new ways of aggression as time passes by. Despite of this, the Cuban revolutionary government started and maintains a socialist plan to achieve a level of social development unequalled anywhere in the Third World.

Fifty years on and later millions of words have been written about the revolution – for our part; we simply acknowledge the achievements of the revolution and let the Cuban People speak for themselves.