Vilma Espín
Cuban politician
Vilma Espín
Vilma Lucila Espín Guillois was a Cuban revolutionary, feminist and chemical engineer. She was married to Raúl Castro, the current Cuban President, who is the brother to former Cuban President Fidel Castro. Espín had four children (Deborah - married to Luis Alberto Rodríguez López-Calleja -, Mariela, Nilsa and Alejandro Castro Espín) and seven grandchildren.
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In US, Cuba leader's daughter sees gay rights as crucial part of societal advancement
Fox News - almost 5 years
The daughter of Cuban President Raul Castro brought her fight for gay rights to a U.S. forum Wednesday, stressing the need to secure social equality for all, regardless of sexual orientation. Speaking in Spanish through a translator, Mariela Castro addressed about 50 medical professionals and transgender advocates at San Francisco General Hospital on Wednesday. She has an international reputation as an outspoken gay rights advocate and lobbied her father's government to cover sex reassignment surgery under the national health plan, which it has since 2008, and to legalize same-sex marriages, which so far it has not. "If we don't change our patriarchal and homophobic culture...we cannot advance as a new society, and that's what we want, the power of emancipation through socialism," she said . "We will establish relationships on the basis of social justice and social equality...It seems like a Utopia, but we can change it." Cast ...
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Murió el hombre de máxima confianza de Raúl Castro - Nicaragua Hoy - Nicaragua Hoy
Google News - over 5 years
En ese mausoleo descansan también los restos, entre otros, de Vilma Espín, la esposa de Raúl Castro, comandante del Segundo Frente durante la Revolución, y del bailarín español Antonio Gades. "El general de cuerpo de ejército Julio Casas Regueiro se
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Temibles Panteras - Invasor
Google News - over 5 years
Y así las Panteras emprendieron el victorioso regreso a casa, sazonado por la fiereza de las campeonas y la convicción de que la mujer cubana puede, como deseaba Vilma Espín, progresar en el deporte nacional
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Paraguayan Bicentenary Medal Awarded to Cuban Women Federation - Radio Cadena Agramonet
Google News - over 5 years
Granma also reported on a gala held in Santiago de Cuba's municipality of Mayari Arriba in honor of Vilma Espin. The homage was held in front of the mausoleum of the heroes and martyrs of the Frank Pais Second Eastern Front, where Espin's ashes are
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The FMC to Mark its 51st Anniversary - Solvisión
Google News - over 5 years
It will also pay tribute to Vilma Espin, a constant inspiration to all Cuban women. Within the framework of celebrations, the organization will also strengthen its commitment to President Raul Castro and the Cuban Communist Party
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“Fidel Castro es un psicópata y Raúl, una mala caricatura de su hermano” - Intereconomía
Google News - over 5 years
La misma descendencia tuvo el matrimonio de Vilma Espín y Raúl Castro. Alejandro Castro Espín fue mi primer y mejor amigo. Cuando mis padres se divorciaron tenía yo 5 años, me enviaron a vivir junto a mi amigo Alejandro. Sus padres se convirtieron en
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Dedicarán federadas pineras a Fidel su efemérides - Victoria
Google News - over 5 years
La conmemoración también incluye a Vilma Espín Guillois, inspiradora y guía de las cubanas, y ratificará el compromiso de las féminas con Raúl Castro y el Partido. María del Carmen Álvarez Ponciano, secretaria general de la FMC aquí, informó que cinco ... - -
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Cuban Women Federation to Dedicate its 51st Anniversary to Fidel - Cuba News
Google News - over 5 years
She added that it will also pay tribute to Vilma Espin, a constant inspiration to all Cuban women. Within the framework of celebrations, the organization will also strengthen its commitment to President Raul Castro and the Cuban Communist Party
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Matanzas to Host Main Activity Marking 51st Anniversary of Federal of Cuban Women - Radio Cadena Agramonet
Google News - over 5 years
... city of Matanzas will host the main event for the 51st anniversary of the founding of the Federation of Cuban Women (FMC), to be dedicated to the historic leader of the Revolution, Fidel Castro, and the creator of that organization, Vilma Espin
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Luchar por la verdad y la justicia - Tribuna de la Habana
Google News - over 5 years
La actividad desarrollada en el Museo Nacional de la Alfabetización tuvo el objetivo también de felicitar al Comandante en Jefe Fidel Castro en su cumpleaños 85 y rendir tributo a Vilma Espín Guillois, máximo exponente de la Federación, quien junto al ... - -
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Raúl Castro cumple cinco años como presidente de Cuba - la estrella
Google News - over 5 years
Raúl Castro, padre de cuatro hijos de su matrimonio con la fallecida dirigente cubana Vilma Espín (1930-2007), fue elegido presidente por el parlamento en febrero de 2008, después de gobernar de manera interina durante dos años y medio
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Lista Isla de los Niños para juegos Provinciales de Montañas - Ahora Cuba
Google News - over 5 years
... por la siempre querida e inolvidable Vilma Espín, para comprobar el estado de cada uno de los terrenos donde se realizarán las competiciones, las cabañas para el hospedaje de los pequeños deportistas y el personal que trabajará en el evento
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Donan a Sancti Spíritus guayabera de Lucius Walker - Escambray
Google News - over 5 years
A partir de ahora su camisa cubana entra a formar parte de los fondos de la Casa Museo de la Guayabera Vilma Espín”. Figueroa recordó como en 1992, cuando la situación en Cuba avanzaba hacia sus momentos más duros debido a la caída del campo socialista
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Rutas de museos y sitios dedicadas al Día de la Rebeldía Nacional - CMKC
Google News - over 5 years
Una manera de acercar la cultura que vive y se desarrolla en Cuba, desarrollan museólogos y otros especialistas del Museo Histórico 26 de Julio y se suman otros, como Casa Museo Frank País, Lucha Clandestina, el Memorial Vilma Espín, el más antiguo de
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Rutas por la Historia, opción veraniega por la cultura - Cuba.cu
Google News - over 5 years
Asimismo, incluye visitas a los monumentos erigidos a los mártires de la gesta que en 1956 involucró a la ciudad, armerías, casas transformadas en cuarteles y las viviendas de los héroes Pepito Tey, Antonio Alomá y Vilma Espín, entre otros
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Agasaja Federación de Mujeres Cubanas a Melba Hernández - Radio Habana Cuba
Google News - over 5 years
La Heroína dijo sentirse muy feliz, al departir con quienes representan a las mujeres del país y en especial a Vilma Espín (1930-2007), con la cual la unía una fuerte amistad. María Elena Lacera, secretaria general de la FMC en Matanzas, explicó que su
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Cuban Women Federation Celebrate Melba Hernandez' 90th Birthday - Radio Cadena Agramonet
Google News - over 5 years
She spoke about her close friendship with Vilma Espin (1930-2007), who was also a women's right fighter. The head of the organization in Matanzas, Maria Elena Lacera, told the media covering the event that her province was chosen as venue of the
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    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 2007
    Age 76
    Died on June 18, 2007.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 1960
    Age 29
    Espín was President of the Federation of Cuban Women from its foundation in 1960 until her death.
    More Details Hide Details The organization is a recognized non-government organization which claims a membership of more than three and a half million women, and is generally recognised as a Quango or GONGO. Espín was also a member of the Council of State of Cuba, as well as a member of the Central Committee and the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of Cuba from 1980 to 1991.
  • 1959
    Age 28
    Espín headed the Cuban Delegation to the First Latin American Congress on Women and Children in Chile in September 1959.
    More Details Hide Details She also headed the Cuban delegations to the Conferences on Women held in Mexico, Copenhagen, Nairobi and Beijing. Espín died in Havana at 4:14 p.m. EDT on June 18, 2007, following a long illness. An official mourning-period was declared from 8 p.m. on June 18 until 10 p.m. on June 19. Her body was cremated, and her remains rest in the "II Frente Frank País" Mausoleum.
    She and Raúl married in January 1959.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1930
    Born
    Born on April 7, 1930.
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