In the Cuban capital Havana at the rally in memory of Fidel Castro gathered hundreds of thousands of people. To ordinary Cubans on the Central square of the Revolution was joined by officials of foreign delegations. The Russian was headed by the speaker of the state Duma Vyacheslav Volodin. Reuters notes that US President Barack Obama, who declared a course on rapprochement with the Communist Island of Freedom, at a ceremony there.
Mitin memory began under the sounds of the national anthem, reports TASS. After that, the square was a poem dedicated to Fidel Castro and the heroism of the Rebel army that overthrew the dictatorship of Fulgencio Batista. Live broadcast from the venue of the rally organized by Cuban state television.
According to Reuters, for many people, especially in Latin America, Fidel became a persistent symbol of resistance to imperialism the United States of America. At the same time, the Cuban Diaspora in the US were celebrating the death of Castro, seeing him as a tyrant who brought the country to poverty.
Many Latin American leaders have offered their condolences to the younger brother of Fidel Raul Castro personally. Ecuador’s President Rafael Correa in your Eulogy called “hypocritical” attempts to assess the success or failure of the Communist model in Cuba in terms of the half-century embargo from the United States.
South African President Jacob Zuma, who took the floor after the leader of the South American country, has called Castro one of the great revolutionaries and historical figures of the twentieth century. “The death of Fidel was a heavy loss for the people of South Africa”, he said. According to Zuma, Castro will be remembered “as a great fighter for the idea that the poor have a right to a decent life”.
The Russian delegation at the ceremonies in Havana is headed by the Chairman of the state Duma Vyacheslav Volodin. The speaker accompanied by the Deputy Minister of foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation Sergey Ryabkov and first Deputy speaker of the lower house of the Russian Parliament Ivan Melnikov, head of the Duma international Affairs Committee Leonid Slutsky and his first Deputy Dmitry Novikov and a member of the Committee Sergei Zheleznyak, reports TASS.
The American delegation is headed by the head of the diplomatic mission in Cuba Jeffrey Delaurentis, and Ben Rhodes, the adviser to President Obama, representing the States for 18 months of secret negotiations that preceded the official Declaration of the new policy.
Fidel Castro passed away on November 25 at the age of 90 years. His funeral will be held on 4 December in Santiago de Cuba. In Cuba from November 26, announced a nine-day national mourning.