Cuba Bans Naming Statues Or Public Locations After Fidel Castro

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Cuba Bans Naming Statues Or Public Locations After Fidel Castro

HAVANA, Dec 27 (Reuters) – Cuba’s Nationwide Meeting accredited a regulation on Tuesday that bans commemorative statues of Fidel Castro and naming public locations after him, in accordance with the needs of the revolutionary chief, who died final month.

Castro at all times mentioned he didn’t need a cult of persona, though critics level out that the cult was in all places. His phrases are posted on billboards nationwide and his identify is invoked at each public occasion.

“His combating spirit will stay within the conscience of all Cuban revolutionaries, at this time, tomorrow and at all times,” President Raul Castro, Fidel’s youthful brother, informed the Meeting, in keeping with excerpts of his speech printed by official media.

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The easiest way to pay homage to “El Comandante” – the commander – is to observe his idea of revolution, the president mentioned.

The brand new regulation doesn’t ban artists from utilizing Fidel Castro’s determine in music, literature, dance, cinema or different visible arts, official media specified. Images of him hanging in workplaces, locations of examine or public establishments additionally could also be saved.

Ever since his dying, a big photograph of a younger Castro wearing navy fatigues, with a rifle and pack slung over his again, has hung from a constructing in Havana’s Revolution Sq..

Cuba commemorated his dying with 9 official days of mourning and two mass memorial companies.

A whole bunch of 1000’s of Cubans additionally turned out to greet a funeral cortege carrying Castro’s ashes 600 miles (1,000 km) east to Santiago, retracing the route that his rebels took after they overthrew the U.S.-backed Fulgencio Batista in 1959.