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Fidel in the heart of Romerillo

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Two years, 10 months, and 20 days ago, I saw Fidel for the last time. It wasn’t the only time I was in the same room with him, but yes, it was the first time I was able to see him, hear him, admire him, close up… only a few steps away. It was January 8, 2014, in Romerillo. Being commemorated was the 55th anniversary of the Freedom Caravan’s entrance into Havana, and Alexis Leyva Machado (Kcho) had chosen the historic date for the inauguration of his “project of social utility,” Kcho Estudio Romerillo, Laboratorio para el arte (Laboratory for Art).

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Silence that forges the soul

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Conversations on the different days of the week are a common topic among Cubans; some don’t like Mondays, some say Friday is their favorite day, others that Sundays are boring. Whenever it comes up, I say that my favorite day is Saturday. In my mind and to my senses, Saturday represents the smells and sounds of what I feel to be our Cuban identity.

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Unity, the best tribute

Fidel unidad Granma

It was with deep sorrow and regret that the Cuban people learned of the passing of Comandante en Jefe Fidel Castro Ruz. Granma shares some reactions to the news. His death was met with tributes and moments of reflection by the Cuban people, who neither want, nor are ready, to say farewell, choosing instead to salute the global leader with a “Hasta siempre, Fidel.”

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Fidel’s Death “Like a Nightmare”

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By Arnold August On the evening of November 25 I was expecting an email from a journalist and colleague based in Washington D.C. This innocuous communication was regarding a radio interview that I did with him immediately after the U.S. elections that I was covering with TeleSUR in the American capital. After the responses for

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Fidel, a Revolution of Utopias

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We’ve had the generational privilege of having known a man who marked the history of Latin America and the world. The most brilliant statesman that the Great Homeland could have ever given birth to. The tireless fighter for fairness, social equality and justice. We have had the honor of having known a man of integrity, in words and deeds, who demonstrated with his own life that consciousness, ideals and principles are neither bought nor sold. They must be defended!

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All of Cuba with Fidel

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Armando Benito Sáez, a journalist from the weekly newspaper 5 de Septiembre in Cienfuegos and secretary of his local Party branch: “The loss is irreparable for our people. The leader has gone, the father, the brother, the friend of all Cubans, who taught us how to love and defend the homeland, above all else. He was a navigational chart, a compass, captain of our country’s voyage toward Socialism.

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The longest night…

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November 25, 10:29pm, the longest night. It’s a dark time for Cuba and the world. Fidel has died. They tried to kill him over 600 times, without success, because men like Fidel can’t be killed. They die when their time comes, trying to make a quiet exit. There’s silence even amid the deafening noise of the streets.

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The world bids farewell to a giant of world history

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From all corners of the planet, recognition of the life and work of one of the great leaders of the 20th century and thus far into the 21st – the guerilla in the Sierra Maestra and international statesman who changed forever the history of Latin America and the peoples of the world: Fidel Castro.

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Council of State declares period of national mourning

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Following the death of Comandante en Jefe of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro Ruz, the Council of State of the Republic of Cuba declares nine days of national mourning, to be observed from 6am on November 26, through 12pm December 4, 2016.

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Fidel, the Commander in Chief, the leader of the Cuban Revolution, has died in Havana

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Fidel, the Commander in Chief, the leader of the Cuban Revolution, our Fidel, has died in Havana this Friday at 10:29 p.m. Cuba weeps for him, but also thanks to him for having 90 years, because with him the Island and the Revolution became a place on the map of this world. We will miss you, Commander, and we will always love you, as we will defend this Revolution that you raised with the poor of your land.