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Caravan bearing Fidel’s ashes nearing Santiago

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Over the last stretch of the procession’s journey, coming out to honor the eternal Comandante Fidel Castro Ruz by the thousands were the people of Contrameastre and Palma Soriano, where historic events took place during the armed struggle from 1956 through 1959, and throughout the Revolution’s 58 years.

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Funeral procession en route from Bayamo to Santiago de Cuba

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After spending the night in Bayamo, the caravan bearing the ashes of Comadante en Jefe Fidel Castro Ruz is completing the last stretch of its journey from Havana to Santiago de Cuba.
Last night, December 2, as the Comadante’s remains rested in Ñico López Museum, the people of Bayamo, in the historic province of Granma, held a vigil.

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The valiant people of Camagüey will never betray Fidel

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Yesterday afternoon, December 1, the funeral procession bearing the remains of Comandante en Jefe Fidel Castro Ruz reached the province of Camagüey, crossing the fertile plains of this region to receive a moving salute from the population along the Central Highway, and during an evening vigil in the capital city’s Ignacio Agramonte Plaza de la Revolución.

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Residents of Sancti Spíritus and Ciego de Ávila bid farewell to the Comandante

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The crowd that awaited Fidel Castro on the morning of January 6, 1959 in and around Serafín Sánchez Park, endured hours standing outside, of false reports, cold and rain, but never experienced the angst and pain of those who gathered there, in the same place, on December 1, 2016, to bid a final farewell to the eternal guerilla, who on the evening of that January 6 scaled the stairs of the old El Progreso Library, and speaking before a microphone positioned on one of its balconies, won the hearts all present.

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A victorious return

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Army General Raúl Castro Ruz, First Secretary of the Communist Party of Cuba Central Committee and President of the Councils of State and Ministers, presided the ceremony held at the Revolutionary Armed Forces Ministry as the caravan bearing the remains of the undefeated Comandante en Jefe departed.

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Fidel en route to Santiago

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Cuba has not slept. Cuba has not slept for several days. This is also a nation that is silent, that pays tribute, that honors. For thousands, daybreak came earlier today. Cuba has had bright dawns for almost six decades. In the Plaza de la Revolución José Martí there are already many people waiting, they have come to accompany their leader once again: Fidel, Alejandro, the man who became a people. The ceremonial battalion awaits. They are young, very young, and they march impeccably.

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From here we say: Hasta la Victoria Siempre

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Remarks by Army General Raúl Castro Ruz, First Secretary of the Communist Party of Cuba Central Committee, and President of the Councils of State and Ministers, during the massive posthumous tribute to Comandante en Jefe Fidel Castro Ruz, in Havana’s Plaza de la Revolución , November 29, 2016, Year 58 of the Revolution

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Raúl presides final ceremonial guard in honor of Comandante en Jefe Fidel Castro Ruz at the José Martí Memorial

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Army General Raúl Castro Ruz, first secretary of the Communist Party of Cuba Central Committee and President of the Councils of State and Ministers, led the final ceremonial guard honoring Comandante en Jefe Fidel Castro Ruz at the José Martí Memorial, in Havana’s Plaza de la Revolución.

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Full honors for the eternal Comandante

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At 8am on Monday, November 28, senior leaders of the Revolution performed a ceremonial guard in honor of Comandante en Jefe of the Cuban Revolution Fidel Castro Ruz, in the Ministry of the Revolutionary Armed Forces’ Granma Hall, where the Comandante’s ashes will remain before being taken to the Santiago de Cuba’s Santa Ifigenia Cemetery.

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World leaders arrive to participate in farewell to Fidel

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World leaders began to arrive in Havana, last night, November 28, to join the Cuban people in paying their respects to Comandante en Jefe Fidel Castro Ruz.Venezuelan President, Nicolás Maduro, was among the first to arrive in Cuba to join the Cuban people and their leaders to bid the Comandante en Jefe a final farewell. “We want to convey our solidarity and be at the side of the Cuban people during these days of farewell to the immortal force of Comandante Fidel Castro. It is strange and difficult to arrive in Cuba and not have him here physically,” adding that Cuba and Venezuela are family,