Order of the 17th of May

CUB020  Orden 17 de Mayo

  • Order was instituted Decree-Law No.112 of 24 May 1989.
  • Order is awarded to Cuban and foreign citizens possessing extraordinary merits achieved through important contributions with their efforts to the national economy in the agricultural sector and who have maintained an outstanding professional career and an exemplary attitude consistent with the Revolution.
  • The revolutionary leader Niceto Pérez, representative of the peasantry in their fight against evictions and other forms of exploitation of landowners, was assassinated by members of the Rural Guard on 17 May 1946.

Socialist Republic of Cuba