Wednesday 16 June 2021

Cubans And The World Pay Tribute To Fidel Castro

The memorial service Tuesday night held at the base of the Jose Marti memorial in La Haavana
The memorial service Tuesday night held at the base of the Jose Marti memorial in La Haavana

TODAY CUBA – Cubans and the world on Tuesday paid tribute to the historic leader of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro.

President Raul Castro has reaffirmed here the Cuban people''s willingness to continue the ideas and work of the Commander-in-Chief of the Revolution, Fidel Castro.
Cuba’s President Raul Castro reaffirmed the Cuban people’s willingness to continue the ideas and work of the his late brother, Commander-in-Chief of the Revolution, Fidel Castro.

Since Monday, thousands of people continued to arrive at the Jose Marti Memorial in the capital and other sites of the country, to honotr the memory of for many their patriot and a great statesman.

Fidel Built a Revolution only 90 Miles from the U.S.
Nicaragua president, Daniel Ortega, in speech that wasn’t scripted, said “Fidel Built a Revolution only 90 Miles from the U.S.”

Tuesday night a number of world leaders filled the state in Revolution Square to pay homage ot Fidel Castro. Among the speakers from Latin America included: Evo Morales (Bolivia), Enrique Peña (Mexico), Nicolas Maduro (Venezuela), who sat beside Raul Castro and Daniel Ortega (Nicaragua),who did not need a script to tell his story of his time with Fidel, both in Cuba and in his home country.

Fidel is one of the emblematic figures of the 20th century, said Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto today, at a posthumous tribute to the historic leader of the Cuban Revolution at Havana''s Jose Marti Revolution Square.
Mexico’s president Enrique Peña said Fidel is one of the emblematic figures of the 20th century.
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Speaking at the memorial service were also the Vice-President of the People’s Republic of China, Li Yuanchao and representatives from Vietnam, Qatar, India, Nimibia, Belarus and Russia. Yuanchao, who is also a member of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China’s Central Committee, expressed his deep sorrow over Fidel’s death and affirmed that the people of his country will remain firmly on the side of the Cubans.

Fidel and Cuba changed the world: now, as long as there is a socialist person standing and fighting, Fidel will be forever among us, Morales said in the posthumous tribute to the leader, at the Revolution Square in Havana.
Bolivia’s Evo Morales said Fidel and Cuba changed the world: now, as long as there is a socialist person standing and fighting, Fidel will be forever among us.

Canada was represented by Governor General, David Lloyd Johnston, who stated he came to Cuba to strengthen the solidarity of both peoples over the death of Fidel, whom he considers a great leader. The president of the senate of Chile, Ricardo Lagos Weber, said that his delegation arrived in Havana to give the statesman the last farewell. In the last hours also Emir Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa al Thani of Qatar also arrived in Havana to pay tribute to the Cuban leader.

Viacheslav Volodin, chairman of the Duma (Russia''s lower house), has said here today that the recently deceased Cuban leader, Fidel Castro, has been an example of a true patriot.
Viacheslav Volodin, chairman of the Duma (Russia’s lower house), said that Fidel Castro, has been an example of a true patriot.

Cuba has been and will continue paying tribute to the Fidel to to December 4th, when the funeral will take place at the Santa Ifigenia Cemetery at 07:00 a.m. in the eastern province of Santiago de Cuba.

The Revolution Square was filled with thousands of Cubans paying ther respects to Fidel Castro
The Revolution Square was filled Tuesday with thousands of Cubans paying ther respects to Fidel Castro

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Article first appeared at TodayCuba.com. Reposted with permission.

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