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.
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