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.