Communist Party of Brazil

Red Salute to Longtime Fighter for Democratic Rule in Brazil!

With deep sorrow, the Communist Party of Canada (Marxist-Leninist) learned of the death of Maria Prestes on February 4, at 92 years of age, due to complications caused by COVID.

A revolutionary militant since her youth, Maria Prestes was the widow of Communist leader Luiz Carlos Prestes, the legendary "Knight of Hope," with whom she lived for about four decades.

Her fruitful life was dedicated to socialism, to preserving and disseminating Prestes' legacy, and to taking care of her family, with kindness and zeal.

Maria Prestes leaves nine children, 25 grandchildren and 25 great-grandchildren, among them her granddaughter, comrade Ana Maria Prestes, a national cadre of the Communist Party of Brazil (PCdoB).

We join the PCdoB in tilting our red flag in tribute to Maria Prestes. The PCdoB wrote about this remarkable communist, woman and human being that, for her "the greatest homage will be the continuity of the struggle for a sovereign, democratic and socialist Brazil."

This article was published in

Volume 52 Number 2 - February 6, 2022

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