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Cuba celebrates Camilo Cienfuegos’ 90th birthday anniversary

Cuba celebrates Camilo Cienfuegos' 90th birthday anniversary

Cuba celebrates Camilo Cienfuegos’ 90th birthday anniversary

Havana, Feb 6 (Prensa Latina) Cuba is commemorating today the 90th birthday of Commander Camilo Cienfuegos (1932-1959), known among the island's inhabitants as the Lord of the Vanguard, with meetings of different generations and community actions, among other events.
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Yesterday, a political and cultural evening was held with the participation of artists, young people and children, in the territory of Yaguajay, in the central province of Sancti Spiritus, where the hero and revolutionary leader fought his last victorious battle to defeat the Fulgencio Batista’s tyranny (1901-1973).

Among the initiatives are the awarding of the winners of the contest “I paint Camilo” and the planting of a palm tree (national tree) in the Camilo Cienfuegos Historical Center, which consists of a national museum, the mausoleum and the Plaza de la Revolucion.

Cooperation agreements between this center -which underwent a restoration process prior to the date- and other entities and institutions of the territory were also signed today.

Camilo Cienfuegos joined Cuban revolutionary process since he was young, he was an expeditionary of the Granma Yacht, commander of the Rebel Army and close friend of the Cuban-Argentine guerrilla Ernesto ‘Che’ Guevara.

He was Chief of Staff of the Rebel Army after the triumph of the Cuban Revolution, responsibility under which he was assigned the arrest of Hubert Matos, after an attempted uprising in Camagüey.

The plane in which he was traveling back to Havana after accomplishing his mission on October 28, 1959 disappeared in the middle of a storm in the sea south of Cuba.

For that reason the Cuban people, particularly children, throw flowers into the sea and rivers every year as a tribute to his life and work.

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