SNTC Cuba: 64th anniversary of the death of Camilo Cienfuegos. Always present!
Camilo Cienfuegos was one of the pillars of the Cuban Revolution. He liberated the people of the island from the dictatorship of Fulgencio Batista in 1959. He died on 28 October 1959 in a plane crash.
Hero of Yaguajay and Lord of the Vanguard were some of the nicknames given to Camilo Cienfuegos, who is known as one of the pillars of the Cuban Revolution that liberated the people of the island from the dictatorship of Fulgencio Batista in 1959.
Camilo Cienfuegos Gorriarán was born on 6 February 1932 in Havana, Cuba. He was a faithful revolutionary fighter and inseparable companion of Ernesto “Che” Ghevara.
Nine months after the beginning of the revolution, his life was cut short. On 28 October there was a heavy storm through which the plane in which Camilo was travelling was passing. The twin-engine plane changed its route, but due to the unforeseen detour, it seems that it ran out of fuel and, having nowhere to land safely, crashed into the sea.
On 12 November 1959, his disappearance was announced in an official communiqué on television by Fidel Castro.
A few years after his death, Ernesto Che Guevara recalled the importance of his comrade for the Cuban Revolution:
“What attracted us most about Camilo was what also caught the attention of all the people of Cuba: his character, his joy, his cheerfulness, his frankness, his willingness at all times, to offer his life, to face the greatest dangers. in a very natural and completely simple way. Without flaunting his values and his wisdom one bit. Always being everyone’s comrade, when the war was over, you could say that he was the most brilliant of all the guerrillas.”
Sources: SNTC and Brasil de Fato