Cubans Pay Tribute to Fidel Castro Across the Island

Prensa Latina News Agency

Cubans are paying tribute this Monday to the historic leader of the Revolution, Fidel Castro, who died on Friday, November 25th, at the age of 90

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In the city of Sancti Spiritus the tribute was organized at the headquarters of the Party. (Photo: Vicente Brito / Escambray)

Across the country, Cubans will express their sorrow for his death and their will to continue the socialist process with the signing of an oath to fulfill the Concept of Revolution expressed by Fidel Castro on May 1st, 2000. The Jose Marti Memorial, in the Revolution Square in the capital, is the main area where Cubans will be able to pay their respects; crowds are expected. Another 12 sites have been provided in different areas of Havana for this purpose.

The opportunity for the people of Havana to pay their respects will be extended until tomorrow and will culminate in a mass rally in the emblematic Jose Marti Revolution Square, in the afternoon.

On Wednesday, Fidel’s ashes will be taken on the same route as The Caravan of Freedom, of January 1959, to the province of Santiago de Cuba, a journey which will end on December 3rd with a mass rally at Antonio Maceo Square.

The remains of Fidel Castro will be buried on December 4th at the Santa Ifigenia Cemetery, in the city.

Since the Commander-in-Chief of the Cuban Revolution’s death was announced by President Raul Castro in a televised address on Friday, messages of condolence have begun to arrive from leaders, personalities and citizens from all over the world.

His death has saddened millions of people worldwide, who have continued to express their sorrow through social networks and other media. Fidel is considered a model of a revolutionary, an exceptional human being and an example of resistance.



  1. Cuba will go on with Raul Castro and then his successor, who I expect will be a nationalist too! As for Trump’s threats, Trump is just a swashbuckler that can only spit out insults, and anything that he feels would sound good to his American supporters – generally right-wing thinkers who are still rusting in the “wild west” U.S. colonial thinking that was: “The weak shall die, and the strong shall thrive.” Trump feels that he can pull any weak nation from the nose, the typical U.S. president’s thinking, but he and all his predecessors have been clueless for the high anti-Yankee climate in Latin America that still see the arrogant “Gringos” in the North as the malaise of the Continent. That is why in the last 40 years the Latin Americans have elected 8 socialist presidents who have replaced the pro-U.S. dictators of the 1960s, 70s, and 80s. That fact speak for itself about the U.S. diminishing influence in Latin America. Cuba’s revolution was about closing down the U.S. hotels, casinos, and bordellos -like those in Vegas nowadays- and Cuba won’t take orders from a Las-Vegas type hotelier president-elect with “Gringo” arrogance to spare. The Cuban revolution will adopt to the 21st Century reality, something Raul Castro has done already, but it won’t “Cry Uncle” to the Gringo bully in the North!
    Nikos Retsos, retired professor, Chicago

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