The deputies of the National Assembly of People’s Power, led by its vice president, Ana María Mari, came to lay a wreath in front of the burial mound where the remains of General Raúl Díaz Argüelles, who was the first president in the Cuban military mission. in this country.
To the cemetery of Alto de las Cruces, the parliamentarians were accompanied by some members of the island’s cooperation and the diplomatic mission in Luanda, among them the ambassador, Oscar León, and the vice president of Angola of the Antex corporation, Pedro Jaime. Bonilla.
In that event, they celebrated the Cuban fighter, who died on December 11, 1975, when the armored transporter in which he was traveling came into contact with an anti-tank mine.
With this tribute, they remember the 2,085 warriors of the Caribbean country who sacrificed their lives with the Angolan people, in addition to another 204 who died while fulfilling civilian duties.
The vice president of Antex for political work, Ana Margarita Ibáñez, promoted the career of Argüelles, who joined the “March 13” Revolutionary Directorate in the fight against the dictatorship of Fulgencio Batista (1952-1959) and reached the rank of commander. Only 22 years old.
He recalled the words of the historic leader of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro, in a speech given in 1989 in honor of the fallen in African lands, when he declared that “there are revolutionary examples that the best men and women of future generations, inside and outside our homeland, they will not forget.”
Ibáñez pointed out that Raúl Díaz Argüelles is a symbol of a worthy Cuban, of those who can give their lives for the benefit and freedom of fellow human beings in the world.
He assured that the Cubans who are currently protecting the peace in Angola, from medicine, education, and other fields of collaboration, will know how to be heirs of his example.