Cuba to con­tinue Fidel Cas­tro legacy

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Ha­vana: Cuban Pres­i­dent Raul Cas­tro has pledged that the Cuban peo­ple would con­tinue the cause of the late rev­o­lu­tion­ary leader Fidel Cas­tro, who passed away last Fri­day at the age of 90. Raul Cas­tro, 85, made a speech at a mas­sive rally and a state fu­neral to pay homage to Fidel Cas­tro at the Rev­o­lu­tion Plaza on Tues­day night, which was at­tended by thou­sands of Cubans and high-level del­e­ga­tions from 55 coun­tries.

The Pres­i­dent re­called his brother’s life, say­ing Fidel had de­voted his life to the sol­i­dar­ity of the coun­try, and his so­cial­ist rev­o­lu­tion was “of the hum­ble, by the hum­ble, and for the hum­ble.”

“Fidel led a rev­o­lu­tion that be­came a sym­bol of the in­ter­na­tional strug­gle against colo­nial­ism, apartheid and the eman­ci­pa­tion of peo­ple,” said Mr Raul Cas­tro. In the past two days since Fidel Cas­tro’s pass­ing away, thou­sands of Cubans, es­pe­cially the younger gen­er­a­tion, have signed the oath to con­tinue Fidel’s con­cept of rev­o­lu­tion,” Mr Raul Cas­tro said. He also ex­pressed gratitude for the con­do­lence mes­sages and words from for­eign lead­ers, many of whom were at­tend­ing the state fu­neral. Xin­hua

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