This February 24th the people of Matanzas have attended the polls early. This time the new Constitution is decided, coinciding with the historical date of the beginning of the Necessary War. In total there are 1,500 authorized schools that opened at 7:00 in the morning in the thirteen municipalities. All have the proper logistical assurance, communications, transportation, food and support of radio amateurs, especially in the most intricate areas.
It is pleasing to see how the pioneers guard the ballot boxes and help to place the ballots: they know that in each vote there is also their future. As it was 124 years ago of the resumption of the War of Independence in Ibarra, the Matanzas are also going towards a new beginning of our national history.
- photos: Abel López Montes de Oca