Agrarian Reform Day or Peasant's Day in Cuba
Agrarian Reform Day or Peasant's Day in Cuba is held on May 17. This event in the second decade of the month May is annual. Help us
The signing of the document in 1959 by Fidel Castro, in what used to be the General Command of the Rebel Army in La Plata, Sierra Maestra, had a special symbolism because it took place on the date on which, 13 years earlier, the peasant leader Niceto Pérez had been assassinated at the hands of large landowners.
This law allowed the intervention of the large estates of local and U.S. landowners in favor of thousands of rural workers who thus became owners of plots of land, and received other benefits previously denied to them, such as access to health care, education and housing.
These events also led to the creation in 1961 of the National Association of Small Farmers (ANAP).
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