The orders, decorations, and medals of Cuba are orders and medals awarded for exemplary service to the nation of Cuba. The current decoration system has 2 honorary titles, 22 orders, 49 medals, and 35 distinctions.[1]

Honorary titles

Award Name (English/Spanish) Date of creation Award criteria
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Hero of the Republic of Cuba
Héroe de la República de Cuba
10 December 1979 "Awarded to members of the Armed Forces and to any Cuban citizen or from friendly countries, for extraordinary merits and feats carried out in the defense of the homeland and the conquests of the Revolution or for exceptional contributions to the cause of socialism and in the stuggle against imperialism."
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Hero of Labour of the Republic of Cuba
Héroe del Trabajo de la República de Cuba
10 December 1979 "Awarded to Cuban and foreign citizens in recognition of extraordinary merits achieved in productive labour or in struggles for conquests and in defense of the achievements and interests of the working class, as well as for consistent practice and valuable contributions to proletarian internationalism."

Orders

Award Name (English/Spanish) Date of creation Award criteria
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Order of Carlos Manuel de Céspedes [es]
Orden Carlos Manuel de Céspedes
18 April 1926
Order of Carlos J. Finlay
Orden Carlos J. Finlay
21 January 1928
(established)
10 December 1979
(ratified)
"Awarded to Cuban and foreign citizens in recognition of extraordinary merits and valuable contributions to the development of natural or social sciences, scientific or research activities that have contributed exceptionally to the progress of science and for the benefit of humanity, and especially to the preservation and improvement of the health and welfare of the people."
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Order of Playa Girón
Orden Playa Girón
1961
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Order of José Martí
Orden José Martí
1972
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Order of Cienfuegos
Orden Cienfuegos
1979

Medals

Civil medals

Award Name (English/Spanish) Date of creation Award criteria
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Medal of Friendship
Medalla de la Amistad

Military medals

Award Name (English/Spanish) Date of creation Award criteria
Medalla Conmemorativa del 50º Aniversario del 26 de Julio (cinta).svg
50th Anniversary Commemorative Medal of 26 July [es]
Medalla Conmemorativa 50 Aniversario del 26 de Julio
2003
Medalla XX Aniversario de las Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionarias (cinta).svg
20th Anniversary Commemorative Medal of the Revolutionary Armed Forces [es]
Medalla Conmemorativa XX Aniversario de las Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionarias
23 November 1976

Historic

Award Name (English/Spanish) Date of creation Last awarded
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Inter-Allied Victory Medal [nl]
Medalla de la Victoria
10 June 1922
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Order of Naval Merit

See also

References

  1. ^ "Condecoraciones otorgadas por el Estado Cubano". Presidencia y Gobierno de la República de Cuba (in Spanish). Archived from the original on 12 August 2021. Retrieved 27 August 2021.