Raul Castro Pays Tribute to Leader of Cuban Revolution (+Photos)

President Raul Castro has paid tribute to the leader of the Revolution, Fidel Castro, on the first anniversary of his death during a ceremony held at Santa Ifigenia cemetery, located in this eastern province.

In that historical necropolis, the president also honored with white roses National Hero of Cuba, Jose Marti, Carlos Manuel de Cespedes, Father of the Homeland, and Mariana Grajales, mother of the General of the Liberation Army Antonio Maceo, and considered the mother of all Cubans in the Caribbean nation.

First Vice President Miguel Diaz-Canel, the second secretary of the Central Committee of the Cuban Communist Party (PCC), Jose Ramon Machado Ventura, among other top leaders of the Revolution, accompanied Raul Castro during the ceremony.

As part of the tribute to Fidel Castro -who died on November 25, 2016- a popular march is carried out to the cemetery where a granite monolith holds the ashes of the outstanding revolutionary.

Several artists paid tribute yesterday here to Fidel Castro at the Heredia Theater in this city.

PCC second secretary Jose Ramon Machado Ventura and First Vice President Miguel Diaz-Canel, among other leaders, attended the political-cultural evening.

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Documentary Film Festival in Cuba to Recall Fidel Castro

Santiago de Cuba, Mar 3 (Prensa Latina) The 15th International Documentary Film Festival Santiago Alvarez in Memoriam, hosted by this city from March 6-11, will recall Fidel Castro, the historic leader of the Cuban revolution, according to organizers.

The same source said that one of the first activities on Monday will be the homage by the participants to Fidel Castro, in front of the monolith that keeps his mortal remains at the necropolis, close to mausoleum to National Hero Jose Marti.

The tribute will be also expressed with the exhibition of documentaries made by Cuban documentary filmmaker Santiago Alvarez about the late leader and will include a meaningful moment with the exhibition in communities of the documentary 'Mi Hermano Fidel' (My Brother Fidel), a touching documentary film about a meeting with a humble farm worker from Guantanamo.

Venezuelan filmmakers Luis Rodriguez and Andres Rodriguez will present the title 'Fidel entre nosotros' (Fidel among Us).

The city is ready to host the event, in which documentary filmmakers from around 25 countries will participate with 39 films in contest and theoretical sessions that will shed new light on that genre, believed to be a weapon for the people's struggle.

Around 139 works with acknowledged quality were registered for this edition of the festival, with Peru as a guest country and marked presence of documentary filmmakers from Cuba, Argentina, Venezuela, Uruguay, Paraguay, Mexico, Serbia, France, Germany, Spain, Italy, the United States, Colombia, Austria and Canada.

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