Argentina and Cuba grieve Maradona's death
Buenos Aires, Nov 26 (Prensa Latina) Both Argentineans and Cubans went out into the streets of Buenos Aires to grieve the death of Diego Maradona and mark the anniversary of the passing of Fidel Castro Ruz.
The date of Maradona's death coincided with that of Fidel Castro Ruz, four years ago, and is equally lamented in Cuba.
The Movement of Solidarity with Cuba and Cuban residents joined a caravan moving along Avenida de Mayo, in Buenos Aires, in homage to the soccer player, with chants of 'with Cuba and with Diego, down with the blockade'.
Alberto Mas, member of the movement, told Prensa Latina: 'This is an impressive mobilization, thousands are saying goodbye to Diego (Maradona) by taking to the streets of Buenos Aies in columns (…) We are resent here, receiving the support of the Argentinean people.'
The Casa Rosada Presidential Palace housed Maradona's casket for thousands of people, some from faraway points in the city, to say good-bye. A very long line of waiting people extended along the Avenida de Mayo.
President Alberto Fernandez and officials of the national cabinet placed on the casket an Argentinos Juniors t-shirt and two white handkerchiefs, a symbol of the struggle of human rights organizations.
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