Havana celebrates Fidel Castro’s 89th birthday

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A free open air concert in Havana’s Anti-Imperialist Plaza is located right in front of the U.S. embassy. But at midnight the music stopped, replaced by cries of “Long Live Fidel.”

CCTV’s Michael Voss filed this report from Havana.

Havana celebrates former president's 89th birthday

A free open air concert in Havana's Anti-Imperialist Plaza is located right in front of the U.S. embassy. But at midnight the music stopped, replaced by cries of "Long Live Fidel." CCTV's Michael Voss filed the report.

More details:

  • To mark Fidel Castro’s 89th birthday, there was a short film showing highlights of the revolution he led.
  • This week also saw the opening of a photo exhibition marking 50 years of Fidel, including some rarely seen images of the two Castro brothers together.