Celia Sánchez Manduley: extraordinary Cuban, legend, flower that opens with every sunrise (+ Photos)Publicado: mayo 9, 2020
By Lázaro David Najarro Pujol
May, 2020.- I started in the Movement of Voluntary Correspondents when on a visit to the Twelve Leagues I spoke with Pedro Guerra Cabrera, a man who confessed to me with tears in his eyes that the news of the death of the Cuban heroine Celia Sánchez Manduley surprised on the high seas, where the fisherman had his kelp farm.
Pedro was not one of the men who was never seen crying. And that extraordinary reason was Celia’s death. “I cried to her in silence, back in Boca Rica.” Pedro, that sun-tanned man and the saltpeter of the Jardines de la Reina, spoke of the Native Flower of the Revolution as if he were his sister, as if he were present.
The old fisherman was very right because Celia was loved by thousands of Cubans who knew her. A key woman in decisive moments of the Revolution; her performance in the organization of the meeting of Fidel and Raúl Castro Ruz, in Cinco Palmas, in the Sierra Maestra is remembered. (Leer más en esta entrada)