Tuesday, February 24, 2009
24 February: Mambises start the war against Spain
On February 24, 1895 The Mambises started their war of independence against Spain. Let us remember today those valiant Cubans who shed their blood for us so that we could be free.
But in 1898, the Yankee imperialists to the north intervened in the independence struggle to rob the Cuban people of what they richly deserved. The Platt Amendment would follow.
The third war of independence would be fought by the new Mambises of the 26 of July Movement. On January First, 1959, they would win their war and rid the island of the Yankee puppet. Cuba was finally free.