April 17, 1961
To my fellow students and to the People of Cuba in general:
In these moments I find myself waiting to be sentenced by the tribunal which condemned me.
Death does not worry me, because I have faith in God and the destiny of my country. My death shall be another step back for those who believe that they can drown with blood the desire for freedom in the Cuban people.
I am not afraid, let death come; I shall die at peace because I already see my country free, I already see how my brothers jubilantly climb the glorious hill; there shall no longer be hate between brothers, there shall no longer be voices that scream out for the firing squads. All shall be love between Cubans, brotherly love, Christian love.
Poor Cuba, how she has suffered, but the new Cuba emerges from hatred to sow love, from injustice to sow justice, social justice, not the demagoguery that misleads the people; a mature
Cuba that already recognizes the falsehoods and the imposters, a Cuba for all Cubans and “with all and for the good of all”.
With you students, lies the glory of liberating our homeland, and raise that new Cuba.
LONG LIVE CHRIST THE KING!
LONG LIVE A FREE CUBA!