Cuban President calls for unity to confront new challenges

Cuban President calls for unity to confront new challenges

Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel called on his compatriots to maintain unity to confront the challenges of 2021, following the end of a complex year.

In a video, the president expressed his gratitude to the Cuban people for their contribution to the efforts made by the country, and called to celebrate the achieved successes as a great family.

'Thanks to our beloved homeland and our people. Long live Live Cuba, Happy New Year and congratulations on the 62nd anniversary of the triumph of the Cuban Revolution,' he said.

Diaz-Canel congratulated the Cuban people on Twitter on New Year's Eve and on the 62nd anniversary of the triumph of the Revolution, under the hashtag #CubaViva (literally 'Live Cuba').

The phrase names the campaign promoted by the country, and expresses the will of the nation to resist the unprecedented tightening of the United States blockade and the increase in hostility from Washington after Donald Trump took office in 2017.

Cuban President Miguel Díaz-Canel called on his compatriots to maintain unity to face the challenges of 2021 after an adverse year culminated in victory.

Through a video published on the Presidency's website, the President reiterated his gratitude to the Cuban people for their contribution to the nation's efforts and called to celebrate the successes achieved as a great family.

Thanks to our beloved homeland and our people. Viva Cuba Viva, Happy New Year and congratulations on the 62nd anniversary of the Cuban Revolution's triumph, he said.

The President made those remarks on the occasion of the New Year and the 62nd Anniversary of the Victory of the Cuban Revolution, during the celebration on the last Council of Ministers Thursday.

He also congratulated the Cuban people on Twitter for the arrival of the New Year and the 62nd anniversary of the triumph of the Revolution, under the label #CubaViva, #LivingCuba

The phrase gives name to the campaign promoted on the island that expresses the nation's will to resist the unprecedented intensification of the U.S. blockade and the increase in hostility from Washington after President Donald Trump arrived at the White House in 2017.

During the year that ended, amid the health emergency caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, Washington intensified its hostility towards the island.

According to Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez, this hostile policy caused losses of more than five billion dollars in one year for the first time in six decades.

Around 200 measures aimed at strangling the Cuban economy and millions of dollars destined to finance internal subversion and promote regime change are among the actions of the current Republican administration against the island between 2019 and the year that ended.