Standard letter, that is printed, from Fidel Castro addressed to militant comrade in December 1951, on the occasion of his radio program “La Voz del Aire” at 12:45. This document is extremely important to demonstrate the revolutionary ideas of Fidel Castro before the Coup d’état in Cuba in 1952 by Fulgencio Batista. Fidel Castro’s detractors have historically argued that his revolutionary ideals were only such in response to Batista’s coup and that without it the Cuban Revolution would never have existed. But as its defenders prove in the theses of “Fidel was always Fidel”, Fidel’s Marti thought predates the coup. In addition, the written documents of him prior to 1952 are very scarce.
A document is also attached where the importance of this letter is highlighted. Being a print letter, Fidel Castro sent some identical letters to comrades.
It is unknown which comrade was the recipient of this letter.
We highlight the following fragment of the letter:
“Sad and recent memories mourn our joy at this Easter, but new and encouraging hopes are being born in the warmth of the first lights of the blissful dawn that ignited the sacrifice.
For us there is only one possible way to wait for the New Year, and it is by recalling the last words of Martí on those Christmases that preceded the last effort for freedom: “for a suffering people there is no New Year but the let him break through with the strength of his arm through the ranks of his enemy.”