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“Fidel Es El Pueblo”

HAVANA, Cuba, 2 January 2017 – Cubans carry placards through the Plaza de la Revolucion during a parade in honor of the country’s Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionarias (FAR), or Revolutionary Armed Forces. This placard depicts a very young Fidel Castro, who rose to power in January 1959. The parade took place only weeks after Castro’s death […]

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Cuban Armed Forces Honored

HAVANA, Cuba, 2 January 2017 – Members of Cuba’s Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionarias (FAR), or Revolutionary Armed Forces, participate in a march honoring their institution. In the background is the Monumento a José Martí, Cuba’s national hero. Cuba’s armed forces are considered to be the most steadfast supporters of the system installed decades ago by the […]

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Che at the March

HAVANA, Cuba, 2 January 2017 – Thousands of Cubans march through the Plaza de la Revolucion during a parade honoring this nation’s Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionarias (FAR), or Revolutionary Armed Forces. On the building in the background is an outline of Che Guevara, the Argentine Marxist revolutionary, physician, author, guerrilla leader, diplomat, military theorist and close […]

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Cubans Ponder Future With No Fidel

HAVANA, Cuba, 2 January 2017 – Three Cuban women walk arm-in-arm toward the Plaza de la Revolucion to witness a parade honoring this nation’s Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionarias (FAR), or Revolutionary Armed Forces. They will arrive at the Plaza de la Revolucion where the Monumento a José Martí, Cuba’s national hero, towers over the parade ground. […]

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Cuba Military Parade Not Show of Force

HAVANA, Cuba, 2 January 2017 – Cubans assemble along a main thoroughfare leading into the Plaza de la Revolucion to watch a parade honoring this nation’s Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionarias (FAR), or Revolutionary Armed Forces. Here, members of the Cuban Army gather just after dawn with civilians on one major highway leading to the event. I […]

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Cubans Honor Revolutionary Armed Forces

HAVANA, Cuba, 2 January 2017 – Cubans wait in early-morning light to witness a parade honoring this nation’s Fuerzas Armadas Revolutionarias, (FAR), or Revolutionary Armed Forces. In the background is the Plaza de la Revolucion. My Cuban-American wife, Esther, and I visited her family on the island over the Christmas holidays. We did not expect […]

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