"Let's put around the star, on the new flag, this formula of triumphant love: 'With everyone, and for the good of everyone'"

(Speech at the Cuban Lyceum, Tampa, November 26, 1891)



27, 1882


a chronicle by José Martí on the Spanish reality was published in La Opinión Nacional of Caracas, in which he refers to the deputies from the provinces and those from Madrid who used to spend Christmas Eve in their parents' villages.

Also on that same date, its Constant Section is reflected in La Opinión Nacional.

It deals, among other topics, with the publication of a new book by the Spanish poet Don Gaspar Núñez de Arce, with the chores of one of the most notable journalists in England at the time, Enrique Labouchere, and the interest of the London Times in popularizing consumption. crocodile meat.



La Nación, from Buenos Aires, published a work by Martí on what was happening in New York: its great parties and its great problems.

He reflects: “Right now, the greatest danger in this great land is not that of an economic crisis, which is looming from all sides (...) it is that of disdain to exercise the right of government that falls to each governor;

It is that of the voluntary abandonment of one's garments in the hands of ex officio politicians, repugnant criminals.”

And he emphasizes: “…kill them, I should like mad dogs!”

A decade later, Martí's works titled ¡A Cuba!

and The Thomasville Protest.

In the first, he points out in his initial part: When, with more evidence than today, after the events in Key West, after that hateful spectacle of a city created by its adoptive children that leaves its soil, and its law for go to bring the enemies of their children from abroad, when, with more anguish or more love than today, this cry broke out from the Cuban heart: To Cuba!?

Highlight: "Whoever wants a safe homeland, conquer it."

And he also assures: "There is no firm ground other than the one on which one was born."

In the other work he specifies: "Neither peoples nor men respect those who are not respected."

Also in


he wrote a letter to José M. Vargas Vila.