The Freedom Caravan with the ashes of the historic leader of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro, left this November 30th from Havana on his way to the Eastern city of Santiago de Cuba, where he will be buried at Santa Ifigenia cemetery.
In a glass urn and covered by the Cuban flag, the niche that holds the remains of the undefeated Commander in Chief, headed towards the so-called “Hero City” along the same route that in January 1959 took him to Havana.
The funeral procession covered several streets of Havana, where the capital city gave the last farewell to the eternal rebel, the legendary guerrilla leader of the Sierra Maestra.
The Caravan of Freedom is scheduled to arrive in Santiago de Cuba on December 3, after passing through most of the provinces of the country.
Originally, the caravan left in the early hours of January 2, 1959 from Santiago led by Fidel Castro and combatants of the Rebel Army.
He arrived in Havana six days later, on January 8th, amid a great popular euphoria after the fall of dictator Fulgencio Batista.
(Source: Prensa Latina. Translated by Escambray. Photos: ACN)