Revolutionary Propaganda in Cuba: A tour through photos

As people often mention, in Cuba there are not billboard ads for companies or products, but rather signs boasting revolutionary socialist propaganda. These signs are especially prominent on main roads and the provinces outside of Habana.

These are just a few of the many many signs, paintings, and graffiti art that I’ve been able to capture when I happened to have my camera out, but there are a innumerable amount that I have missed. The two biggest themes that I have noticed are anit-US/blockade, and the glory of the ‘Patria’ (country/motherland). Enjoy this small selection of Cuban propaganda.

Baracoa

'The dockworkers doing revolution'
‘The dockworkers doing revolution’
'More vigilant and combative – They will return!' (referring to the Cuban Five)
‘More vigilant and combative – They will return!’ (referring to the Cuban Five)
'Above everything: Motherland'
‘Above everything: Motherland’
Committee for the Defense of the Revolution
Committee for the Defense of the Revolution
'Long live free Cuba' 'Long live Fidel & Raul'
‘Long live free Cuba’
‘Long live Fidel & Raul’
'Victory for the 26 of July Movement'
‘Victory for the 26 of July Movement’
'The Victorious and Thriving  Revolution continues'
‘The Victorious and Thriving
Revolution continues’
'Your example lives, your ideas endure'
‘Your example lives, your ideas endure’
'Together with Fidel and Raul. More United and Vigilant'
‘Together with Fidel and Raul. More United and Vigilant’
Committee for the Defense of the Revolution
Committee for the Defense of the Revolution

Camagüey

Commander Che, Friend...
Commander Che, Friend…

Cienfuegos

'The True man doesn't look to the side that lives better, but to that side that should'
‘The True man doesn’t look to the side that lives better, but to that side that should’
'Your example lives, your ideas endure'
‘Your example lives, your ideas endure’
Yes to Revolution
Yes to Revolution
'Primary school of the Heroic Warrior'
‘Primary school of the Heroic Warrior’
'We will never renounce our principles'
‘We will never renounce our principles’

CienProp6

'Che: Man without blemishes, without fear'
‘Che: Man without blemishes, without fear’

La Habana

'Revolution is the feeling of  a historic moment; it is to change everything that should be changed; it is equality and liberty; it is to be treated and to treat others as human beings'
‘Revolution is the feeling of a historic moment; it is to change everything that should be changed; it is equality and liberty; it is to be treated and to treat others as human beings’

HabanaProp2 HabanaProp3

'More united and combative, defending socialism'
‘More united and combative, defending socialism’
'Everything for the Revolution'
‘Everything for the Revolution’
'To fight for social revolution in America is not a utopia of the crazy or fanatics. It is to fight for the next advance in history'
‘To fight for social revolution in America is not a utopia of the crazy or fanatics. It is to fight for the next advance in history’

Santiago de Cuba

'Long Live the Motherland! Down with imperialism!'
‘Long Live the Motherland! Down with imperialism!’
'Santiago is Santiago With the force of everyone. We will Win!'
‘Santiago is Santiago
With the force of everyone. We will Win!’
'Victory of Ideas'
‘Victory of Ideas’
'Cuban Women: United for the Motherland'
‘Cuban Women: United for the Motherland’
'Chavez: Our Best Friend'
‘Chavez: Our Best Friend’
'Santiago: Rebel yesterday, Hospitable today; Heroic always'
‘Santiago: Rebel yesterday, Hospitable today; Heroic always’
'Santiago is Santiago: With the force of everyone, we will win!'
‘Santiago is Santiago: With the force of everyone, we will win!’
'Santiago is Santiago: With the force of everyone, we will win!'
‘Santiago is Santiago: With the force of everyone, we will win!’
'For me, my country will never be be triumph, but agony and duty'
‘For me, my country will never be be triumph, but agony and duty’
'Long Live Art!'
‘Long Live Art!’
'The Motherland is everything'
‘The Motherland is everything’
'United for a prosperous and sustainable socialism'
‘United for a prosperous and sustainable socialism’
'Down with the Cuban Adjustment act'
‘Down with the Cuban Adjustment act’

SantiagoProp15

Viñales

'...one of the most noble forms of serving the country is dedicating ones self to WORK'
‘…one of the most noble forms of serving the country is dedicating ones self to WORK’
Fidel Castro and 'Granma'
Fidel Castro and ‘Granma’
Che Guevara & Camilo Cienfuegos
Che Guevara & Camilo Cienfuegos
Memorial to the 'Cuban Five'
Memorial to the ‘Cuban Five’
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