It proclaims of the Commandant in Boss Fidel Castro to the town of
July 31, 2006 22:26:01 GMT
With reason of the enormous effort carried out to visit the Argentinean
city of Córdoba, to participate in the Meeting of MERCOSUR, in the
closing of the Summit of the Towns in the historical University of
Córdoba and in the visit to Altagracia, the city where Che lived in
its childhood and together to this to attend immediately the
commemoration of the 53 anniversary from the assault to the barracks
Moncada and Carlos Manuel of Grasses, July 26, 1953 in the counties of
Granma and Holguín, days and nights of continuous work without
sleeping hardly gave place that my health that has resisted all the
tests, underwent to an extreme stress and it was smashed.
This provoked me an intestinal sharp crisis with sustained spill of
blood that forced me to face a surgical complicated operation. All the
details of this accident of health consist in the x-rays, endoscopies
and filmed materials. The operation forces me to remain several weeks
of rest, far from my responsibilities and positions.
As our country it is threatened in circumstances like this by the
Government from the United States, I have made the following decision:
1) I delegate with provisional character my functions as First
Secretary of the Central Committee of Communist Party of Cuba in the
Second Secretary, partner Raúl Castro Ruz.
2) I delegate with provisional character my functions as Major in Boss
of the Revolutionary heroic Armed Forces in the mentioned partner,
General of Army Raúl Castro Ruz.
3) I delegate with provisional character my functions as President of
the Council of State and of the Government of the Republic of Cuba in
the First Vice-president, partner Raúl Castro Ruz.
4) I delegate with provisional character my functions as main
instigator of the National and International Program of Public Health
in the Member of the Political Desk and Secretary of Public Health,
partner José Ramón Balaguer Goatherd.
5) I delegate with provisional character my functions as main
instigator of the National and International Program of Education in
the partners José Ramón Machado Ventura and Esteban Lazo Hernández,
Members of the Political Desk.
6) I delegate with provisional character my functions as main
instigator of the National Program of the Energy Revolution in Cuba and
of collaboration with other countries in this environment in the
partner Carlos Lage Dávila, Member of the Political Desk and Secretary
of the Executive Committee of the Council of Secretaries.
The corresponding funds for these three programs, Health, Education and
Energy, they will continue being negotiated and prioritized, like I
have come making it personally, for the partners Carlos Lage Dávila,
Secretary of the Executive Committee of the Council of Secretaries,
Francisco Soberón Valdés, Secretary President of the Central Bank of
Cuba, and Felipe Pérez Roque, Secretary of External Relationships who
they accompanied me in these managements and they will constitute a
commission for that objective.
Our Communist glorious Party, supported by the organizations of masses
and the whole town, has the mission of assuming the task commended in
this it Proclaims.
The meeting Summit of the Movement of Not Aligned Countries, to be
carried out among the days 11 and 16 of September, will receive the
biggest attention in the State and the Cuban Nation to take place with
the maximum of brightness in the agreed date.
The 80 anniversary of my birthday that so generously thousands of
personalities agreed to celebrate the next one August 13, I request to
all to postpone it for December 2 of the present year, on the 50
anniversary of the Landing of Granma.
I request to the Central Committee of Party and the National Assembly
of the Popular Power the firmest support to this it Proclaims.
I don't house the smallest doubt that our town and our Revolution will
fight until the last drop of blood to defend these and other ideas and
measures that are necessary to safeguard this historical process.
The imperialism will never be able to squash Cuba.
The Battle of Ideas will continue ahead.
Alive the Homeland!
Alive the Revolution!
Alive the Socialism!
Until Victoria Always!
Fidel Castro Ruz
Major in Boss First Secretary of Party and President of the State
And of Secretaries of the Republic of Cuba.
July 31, 2006 6:22 p.m.