With the presence of the President of the Republic, Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez, the Third International Symposium: The Cuban Revolution, genesis and development, concluded debates in Havana’s Conventions Center with a focus on Fidel Castro and Juan Bosch.
Closing day, also attended by Víctor Gaute López, member of the Party Central Committee Secretariat and head of its Ideological Department, featured presentations on the thought and work of the Comandante en Jefe, including those by MSc René González Barrios highlighting Fidel’s internationalism; Fidel and the United States, by Dr. Elier Ramírez Cañedo; and Fidel and Justice, by Katiuska Blanco Castiñeira.
The latter described several passages in the life of the historical leader of the Revolution, from his beginnings as a student in Jesuit school, to become a beacon and guide of the Cuban nation. “There was no just cause that did not have him among its most vehement defenders: anti-racism, the dignification of university life, and the nation, the independence of Puerto Rico, solidarity with the Dominican people who suffered Trujillo's excesses ...” she noted.
Elba Rosa Pérez Montoya, minister of Science, Technology and the Environment, said: “We must deepen and disseminate knowledge of our history. It is a necessity for present and future generations. Attempts to rewrite, misrepresent and deceive do not cease, using modern means and technologies; hence the need of each one of us to redouble our efforts in the task of preserving and defending historical memory.”