Cuban Artists to Pay Tribute to The Beatles

Havana, May 26 (Prensa Latina) With a concert next Thursday, Cuban artists will pay tribute to legendary British band The Beatles on the 50th anniversary of the recording of the LP Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, considered one of the best and mostly sold in history.

The concert will be at 18:00 local time at Havana's John Lennon Park, with the participation of 7 national bands.

The tribute to the young guys from Liverpool is organized by Cuban musician and composer X Alfonso, musicologist Guille Vilar and the Ministry of Culture.

Formed originally by John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr, The Beatles is one of the most acclaimed bands of all times, with many followers around the world.

Released on 1 June 1967, Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band is their eighth album, with which they won four Grammy Awards in 1968.

The LP sold 32 million and drew favorable reviews from the critics and the public.

For its quality and innovation, specialized Rolling Stone magazine ranked it number one on its list of the 500 best albums.

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Spain: Tribute to Fidel Castro in Madrid

The Spanish movement of solidarity with Cuba has paid tribute to Cuban revolutionary leader Fidel Castro Ruz, highlighting his humanistic and internationalist legacy, four months after his death.

The homage on the fourth months of his passing away was held at the Marcelino Camacho Auditorium in Madrid with a capacity for almos 1000 people.

Spanish renowned writer Belén Gopegui was the key speaker at the event, in which Fidel Castro's legacy was extolled by Cuban Ambassador to Spain, Eugenio Martinez, European deputy Javier Couso and sociologist Maria Angeles Diaz.

Singer-songwriters Ismael de la Torre, Manuel Gerena, Juanjo Anaya, Orlis Pineda and Raúl Torres dedicated songs to the Cuban historical leader. Also attending the tribute were diplomats and citizens from several Latin-American countries.

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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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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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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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Cubans Pay Tribute to Commander Fidel Castro

The people of Cuba are today paying tribute to the historic leader of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro, a honorable man and an example of a revolutionary who, like the intellectual Jose Marti, cast his lot with the poor of our land.

Thousands of people continue to arrive at the Jose Marti Memorial in the capital and other sites of the country, to honor the memory of the patriot and great statesman.

Cubans in each locality will also sign the solemn oath to fulfill the Concept of Revolution, expressed by the Commander-in-Chief on May 1st, 2000.

A memorial service will be held at the Jose Marti Revolution Square at 7:00 p.m., in remembrance of the the Commander-in-Chief of the Cuban Revolution who passed away on Friday, aged 90.

Statesmen and personalities from several countries, will be present, along with the people.

Among the visitors attending the service are Venezuelan President, Nicolas Maduro, and Vice-President of the People's Republic of China, Li Yuanchao.

Upon his arrival at the capital's Jose Marti International Airport, Maduro expressed his solidarity with the Cuban people in these days of mourning.

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.

Cuba has been and will continue paying tribute to the Commander-in-Chief Fidel from Monday, November 28th 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.

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