NICARAGUA’S success remains a pain to imperialism, says Cuban President Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez. In a message of solidarity, President Díaz-Canel saluted President Daniel Ortega and Vice-President Murillo, the Sandinista National Liberation Front, and the people of Nicaragua on the revolution’s 40th anniversary.
“Nicaragua pains them, love pains them, we sing, on the 40th anniversary of the Sandinista Revolution, that changed Latin American history,” wrote President Díaz-Canel on Twitter.
Cuban First Vice-President Salvador Valdés Mesa, who on July 19 participated in the national commemoration of the Sandinista Revolution’s 40th anniversary in Managua, Nicaragua, stated that the triumph of the Sandinistas represented a victory against foreign intervention in the nation.
“[It also] reaffirmed the willingness of our peoples to struggle and resist imperialism,” said Vice-President Valdes Mesa.
500 international guests gathered in the Plaza La Fe accompanied by thousands of Nicaraguans during the celebrations.
Nicaraguan Vice-President Rosario Murillo said, “The brave and honourable people of our Nicaragua, always blessed and free, never sell out or surrender.”
“At 40 years, full of glory, youth, history, and future, the Sandinista Popular Revolution marches on successfully and proudly,” said Vice-President Murillo.
Cuba’s foreign minister Bruno Rodríguez, recalled the words of Comandante-en-Jefe Fidel Castro, who said, “The Sandinista victory is not only a victory over 45 years of Somoza; it is a victory over 150 years of foreign domination.”