Thousands of People Pay Tribute to Fidel Castro in Namibia

Thousands of people have gathered in Windhoek for a solemn evening of remembrance for Cuban leader, Fidel Castro, led by Namibian President, Hage Geingob.

The tribute, carried out in the gardens of the Namibian Parliament, was broadcast live on NBC channel and was attended by all the government leadership, the SWAPO party and representatives of diplomatic staff, according to the Cuban embassy.

Professional Namibians who graduated from universities in Cuba, as well as collaborators and residents from Cuba residing in Namibia, also participated.

Referring to the leader of the Revolution, Geingob described him as his hero and reiterated that Namibia, 'Owes Cuba and Fidel its eternal gratitude.'

He stated that Cuba's greatest sacrifice was to send their sons as combatants in defense of the African peoples.

The president also confirmed Namibia's continued support for Cuba in its fight against the blockade, which has been maintained by successive U.S. administrations for more than 50 years.

The speech by the National Police Chief, Lieutenant General Sebastian Ndeitunga, who spoke on behalf of all those who were influenced by the Cuban Revolution, was very moving.

Ndeitunga recalled how Fidel visited them on several times on the Isle of Youth and his constant concern for them to study and become the vanguard of the Namibian people.

The list of speakers also included legendary leaders Sam Nujoma and Andimba Toivo ya Toivo; SWAPO party general secretary, Nangolo Mbumba and the Cuban ambassador to Windhoek, Giraldo Mazola.

The Cuban leader, Fidel Castro, passed away on November 25th in Havana and since the unfortunate news broke, messages and tributes from around the world, for one of the most outstanding political figures of the last century, have not ceased.

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Lebanese Municipality Pays Tribute to Fidel Castro

A mural with an image of Fidel Castro and a greeting to Cuba has until today dominated the central square of Nabatieh, a Lebanese municipality.

At the initiative of the Lebanese Communist Party (LCP), which is deeply rooted in the area, the authorities in Nabatieh, controlled by the Shiite resistance movement Hizbulah, agreed to place a giant photo of the historical leader of the Cuban Revolution in the square.

'A greeting for my companions of the dignified Cuba', said the banner in Arabic, alongside a photograph of the Commander-in-Chief dressed in an olive green uniform and making the military salute.

The text was taken from a song by Marcel Khalife composed as a sort of anthem for the Arab-Lebanese delegation that attended the 11th World Festival of Youth and Students, celebrated in Cuba in 1978.

The presidency of the municipal mayor expressed to the charge d'affaires of Cuba in Lebanon, Raul Madrigal, satisfaction to be able to pay tribute to a personality who, he said, in life gave rise to ample and infinite inspiration among the Lebanese.

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Fidel, Chavez and the Intergration of ALBA

The combination of two great leaders, Commander-in-Chief Fidel Castro and Hugo Chavez has allowed the creation of the Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of Our America (ALBA), an integrated mechanism with enormous value for the poor and needy, according to Jose Luis Merino, who is a member of the Farabundo Marti National Liberation Front (FMLN)'s Political Commission.

Merino who is also one of the founders of a left-wing party in El Salvador, made the comments in an interview with Prensa Latina.

He added that ALBA is a tool which has allowed countries to raise welfare and improve living standards in practically all Latin America.

He also mentioned that millions of people have recovered their sight thanks to Operation Miracle, a program that freely treats patients with eye afflictions.

Operation Miracle began in Cuba and then spread to Latin America, especially Venezuela. There is an eye center in El Salvador where a brigade of Cuban specialists is working. They have carried out about 10,000 operations on cataracts and pterigium in the past year.

The Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of Our America-People's Trade Treaty or ALBA-TCP emerged in 2004, with an emphasis on the fight against poverty and social exclusion.

It acts as a counterpart to the Free Trade Area of the Americas, promoted by the United States

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FAO Council Pays Tribute to Fidel Castro with Minute of Silence

The Council of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) today paid tribute with a minute of silence to the memory of the Cuban Revolution''s historic leader, Fidel Castro.

The tribute, paid at the opening of the 155th regular meeting of the executive body of FAO's top management body, was a proposal of the Group of Latin American and Caribbean Countries (Grulac).

The text presented to argue the gesture of remembrance highlights the intention to evoke the memory of a man who made history.

Without doubt - it adds - Fidel Castro was the builder of revolutionary Cuba, but, moreover, one of the emblematic figures of the second half of the twentieth century. Since then, the Republic of Cuba and the Cuban people have set an example of dignity and perseverance.

The FAO Council meeting will meet for four days with an agency that includes the evaluation of the UNFCCC's strategic framework and plan for the period 2018-201.

The meeting will also address, among other issues, the programmatic and budgetary aspects raised in the Committees on Agriculture, Commodity Problems, Fisheries, Forestry and World Food Security, held between July and October last.

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Tribute to Fidel Castro in the Spanish Football League

A huge banner in honor of the leader of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro, was deployed in the stands of the Mendizorroza stadium during the Deportivo Alavés and the Las Palmas Sports Union match in the Spanish Football League.

After the break from the first half of the last match on Sunday that both teams equaled 1-1 in the Santander League, the fans of Club Deportivo Alavés unfolded a huge banner with the iconic phrase 'Hasta siempre Comandante', along with an image of Fidel Castro and a Cuban flag, which occupied much of the fund.

Also, just before the initial whistle of the game, the entire field in the stadium of Mendizorroza del Alavés, which has a capacity of 19 thousand 840 spectators, kept a minute of silence for the victims of the plane crash that claimed the lives of most The players of the Brazilian soccer club Chapecoense.

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Cuba Thanks Global Solidarity in New York after Fidel's Death

Cuban ambassador, Ana Silvia Rodriguez, has thanked today the examples of sorrow, admiration and solidarity received from the five continents at the island''s Permanent Mission to the UN on the death of Fidel Castro.

The interim charge d'affaires told Prensa Latina that representatives of more than 140 UN members, senior officials of the organization and hundreds of activists of solidarity with Cuba and New York residents has gone to the embassy to pay tribute to the historical leader of the Cuban Revolution.

The mission opened between Monday, November 28th, and Sunday, December 4th, several books of condolences for the death of Fidel, on November 25 at the age of 90, records reflecting the affection and recognition of Fidel's legacy and his example for the struggles for the just causes.

Rodriguez recalled some moments of great emotion experienced in recent days, during which the messages of encouragement, the exaltation of the life and work of the revolutionary leader, the tears for his death and the commitment to follow his path in defense of the peace, justice and equity, were analyzed.

Hundreds of New York citizens from several sectors gathered for some hours in front of the diplomatic headquarters in Manhattan, where the slogans 'We are all Fidel', banners, photos of the leader and the long line to sign the books of condolences , changed a stretch of Lexington Avenue, accustomed to the constant coming and going of pedestrians and the huge car traffic.

UN Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon; UN Secretary-General-designate as of January 1st, 2017, Antonio Guterres; and General Assembly President, Peter Thomson, as well as heads of agencies of the organization, attended the mission, the ambassador said.

She also acknowledged the work during the last week of the Cuban staff accredited here, in order to guarantee the favorable scenario for the tributes to Fidel Castro.

According to Rodriguez, the signature by the members of the Cuban mission to the United Nations of being faithful followers of the Concept of Revolution, expressed by the leader on May 1st, 2000, was another moment of great significance and symbolism.

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Caravan with Ashes of Fidel Castro Is Heading for Santiago

The Caravan of Liberty, with the ashes of the historic leader of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro, left today for the Santa Ifigenia cemetery in Santiago de Cuba, as close as possible to his original route in January Of 1959.

The funeral procession covered several streets in Havana, where the capital city gave the last goodbye to Fidel Castro, whom many consider the most renowned statesman in the twentieth century.

The Caravan of Freedom plans 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 the 8th, amidst great popular euphoria after the overthrow of dictator Fulgencio Batista.

Yesterday night, in the capital's Plaza de la Revolución, dignitaries from several countries expressed their condolences for the death of Cuba's historic leader, Fidel Castro.

Accompanied by cheers of 'I am Fidel', the leaders and international personalities attended the multitudinous act in tribute to the Commander-in-Chief.

In closing the posthumous tribute, President Raúl Castro reaffirmed the will of the people of the island to continue the ideas and the work of Fidel, who was described by several personalities as the father of the excluded and the marginalized.

In addition, he recalled the leader's commitment to solidarity and thanked for the affection, respect and affection of the heads of state and government, international personalities and the Cuban people.

Previously, Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro highlighted the imprint of Fidel, who said that changed the course of the history of Cuba, the Patria Grande and humanity.

What is happening today in the Plaza de la Revolucion, so full of historical energy, is the best way to tell Fidel ÂíHasta siempre! (Until always), and so have men and women from the five continents gathered here, he stressed.

Maduro described him as a man of incredible courage, of brave courage, a leader of his time, his work is a beacon that guides the people, he reiterated.

Cuba has already marked its destiny, its historical trajectory will be renewed with new strength and with the revolutionary and socialist force of a people who has learned to make their own history, he said.

Meanwhile, Ecuador's head of state, Rafael Correa, highlighted the commitment of life assumed by the historic leader of the Cuban Revolution to the noblest causes of Latin America, the Caribbean and the world.

He remarked that the iconic Cuban revolutionary died undefeated; Only defeated by the inexorable passage of the years. He died honoring his name, Fidel: worthy of faith, a faith that was never disappointed and even less betrayed, said Correa.

Other dignitaries like Daniel Ortega, from Nicaragua; Salvador Sánchez Ceren, from El Salvador; And Evo Morales, from Bolivia, also paid their respects to the leader of the Cuban Revolution.

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UN General Assembly Pays Tribute to Fidel Castro

The United Nations members paid tribute to the recently deceased leader of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro.

The President of the 71st Session of the UN General Assembly, Peter Thomson, requested a minute of silence before the beginning of the meeting in order to remember Fidel, who died on Friday aged 90.

Thomson once more conveyed his condolences to the Cuban people and government, particularly to President Raul Castro.

Thomson also highlighted the legacy of the Cuban leader, after his tireless struggle for equity in the international arena and his support to the progress of developing countries.

After the tribute to Fidel, the UN General Assembly began its session, dedicated today to Palestine, in the framework of the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People.

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