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