“Fidel Es El Pueblo”

07.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 in November 2016. Many Cubans still are processing the fact that Castro is gone.

The words “Fidel Es El Pueblo” mean, “Fidel Is The People.”

My Cuban-American wife, Esther, and I visited her family on the island over the Christmas holidays.

(Photo by Bill Gentile)