On this date in history in 1902, a free and Democratic republic was born on the largest island in the Caribbean. A few short decades later, however, the cancer of tyranny struck the archipelago, and today Cuba is still suffering from that disease. 109 years later the Cuban people are as enslaved as they were under the rule of Spain, and in many aspects, the tyranny they suffered then pales in comparison to the tyranny they suffer today.
Nevertheless, this May 20th we celebrate the birth of a free nation and a of a free people, and we will never lose the hope or the aspiration to see our beloved island free once again. One day soon, the promise of liberty paid for with the blood and sacrifice of Cuba’s patriots will be fulfilled.
Our friend Silvio Canto has an excellent post on the anniversary of Cuba’s independence, which you can read HERE.