Cuba to continue Fidel Castro legacy
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