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Medalla "De la Emigraci?n"

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Although a Pre-Castro award this decoration was ratified under Chapter II, Article 2 of the Decreto Ley #30

The awarding requirements, criteria and their characteristics for these medals, are the ones established by the legal texts which created them, but will be adjusted according to what is established in Law N? 17, of June 28, 1978, of the System of Awards and Honorific Titles and their rules.

Created by Decree N? 918, of October 10, 1913 and modified by Decree N? 1509, of September 20, 1929.

Rough translation at the moment sorry about that.

Medal Design and regulations

1. To create the symbol, that will denominate "Medal of the Emigration", for use of the Cuban revolutionary e'migre's and the foreigners whom with them they cooperated to the cause of the Cuban Revolution.

2. Distinguishing saying will consist of a gold plate of triangular-equilateral-curvilinear form, three and average centimeters of height, slope of a tape of silk with the national flags.

3. It will show in the obverse the bust of Jose Mart?, with the inscription "Emigrated Revolutionary Cuban" and on the inferior angles dates 1868-1895, and on reverso the shield of Cuba and the motto "Cuba to his servants", and on the inferior side or bases, the date of the promulgation of this decree.

4. By the Secretariat of Interior it will be come to the preparation of a diploma that credits the right to the use of the medal, which will contain all the particularitities of the case.

5. In order to acquire the diploma it will be necessary to verify, with certification sent by the Association of Cuban Revolutionary E'migre's, served in the emigrations, when one is people who are in national territory, and with documents sent by the consuls of the Republic, previous investigation that practices, advised patriotic recognized of the locality, when one is requests that reside abroad.

6. The obtaining and use of the Medal of the Emigration do not imply privileges nor prerogatives.

7. The diploma will be sent free, having to be signed by the President of the Republic and authenticated by the Secretary of Interior. The acquisition of the medal will be of account of the attractive one.

Dice in the fifth "Dura?ona", calls to account presidential, in Marianao, to the 10 days of the month of October of 1913.

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