Floral offerings from Army General Raúl Castro Ruz, leader of the Cuban Revolution, and the First Secretary of the Party and President, Miguel Díaz-Canel, presided over the posthumous tribute to the doctor in Historical Sciences Eugenio Suárez Pérez, who died on September 9.
With a guard of honor, the notes of our National Anthem and the central words in charge of Alberto Alvariño Atiénzar, head of the Directorate of Preservation of the Documentary Heritage of the Palace of the Revolution, the prominent revolutionary was fired at the headquarters of the Office of Historical Affairs of the Presidency of the Republic, an institution that he directed from 2009 until his death.
Abel Prieto Jiménez, director of Casa de las Américas, highlighted Suárez Pérez’s example of a willful and tenacious researcher, as well as his dedication to the profession of preserving the memory of the country and passing it on to new generations.
«We lose an extraordinary comrade who, from a very young age, participated in the revolutionary struggle. His link with Celia, the creation of the archive of the Revolution, his work on Fidel… Suárez left us many things, “said Dr. Eduardo Torres Cuevas, director of the Office of the Martiano Program.
Eugenio Suárez Pérez stood out for his high commitment to the Party, to the Revolution and its principles. At the time of his death he was working on Fidel’s atlas and Raúl’s chosen works. His work is an important contribution to the knowledge of the history of the Revolution.