“Cuba dawns in tribute,” tweeted the nation’s President, yesterday August 13, on the 93rd anniversary of Fidel’s birth, conscious of the people’s love for their leader whose ideas “live on”
Granmaaugust 14, 2019 14:08:08
Fidel’s birthplace in Birán, now in the province of Holguin
Photo: Juan Pablo Carreras
“Cuba dawns in tribute. Ninety-three years since the birth of the inheritor of Martí’s legacy, the undefeated leader who survived more than 600 attempts on his life, and faced, without concessions, 11 U.S. administrations. Fidel lives because his ideas live,” tweeted the President Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez, yesterday, August 13.
In a later message, he reported that 1,810,638 persons from Cuba and around the world had made their way to the boulder in Santa Ifigenia Cemetery where Fidel’s ashes rest.
Among the many tributes to Fidel held around the country was the opening of an exposition at the José Martí Memorial in Havana by artist Ernesto Rancaño, with First Vice President Salvador Valdés Mesa on hand, while National Assembly President Esteban Lazo Hernández visited the Siboney farm, in Santiago de Cuba, where the Moncada combatants gathered before the assault.
Members of the Union of Young Communists camped out at the historic Castro-Ruz home in Birán, to celebrate Fidel’s life and renew their commitment to his ideas.