Monrovia, March 13, 2022.- Sixty five years have passed since March 13, 1957, when a group of young students and workers stormed the Radio Reloj radio station and the Presidential Palace in Havana, in a courageous and audacious act to put an end to the tyranny of Fulgencio Batista.
In this combative action, the young student leader José Antonio Echeverría, leader of the Revolutionary Student Directorate, was assassinated.
This March 13 we remember once again the deeds of those brave young Cubans who gave their lives to conquer what we enjoy day by day.
In the year of its Centenary, the Federation of University Students (FEU) reaches the 65th anniversary of the events of March 13, fulfilling the ideology of José Antonio Echeverría and his comrades in struggle.
In these difficult years, due to the intensification of the U.S. blockade and the pandemic, young Cubans embrace with patriotism the legacy of José Antonio Echeverría and his comrades in struggle.
The action of March 13, 1957 has a great historical importance, because it shocked the popular conscience and increased the repudiation of the tyrannical regime. It was an event that was a shock to the consciences of Cubans, demonstrating the courage and determination of those who fought for their ideals. This, without a doubt, can be considered one of the most daring and audacious acts in Cuban history and far from constituting a suicidal action, it was an example of conviction and sacrifice for the love of the homeland.