Message from the President of Cuba’s Councils of State and Ministers, Army General Raúl Castro, notifying the Cuban people and world of the death of the late leader of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro
“Dear people of Cuba:
It is with deep sorrow that I come before you to inform our people, and friends of Our America and the world, that today, November 25, at 10.29pm, Comandante en Jefe of the Cuban Revolution Fidel Castro Ruz passed away. In accordance with his express wishes Compañero Fidel’s remains will be cremated. In the early hours of the morning of Saturday 26, the funeral organizing commission will provide our people with detailed information regarding the posthumous tributes which will be paid to the founder of the Cuban Revolution.
¡Hasta la victoria siempre!”
Press release by the Organizing Commission
The Organizing Commission of the Central Committee of the Party, the State and the Government for the funeral honors of Commander in Chief Fidel Castro Ruz, informs the population that as from November 28th, from 09:00 until the 22:00 hrs., in the José Martí Memorial, the population of the capital city will be able to pay a befitting tribute to their leader, which will extend until November 29th, from 09:00 until 12:00 hrs.
On November 28th and 29th, from 09:00 until 22:00 hrs., in the locations that will be timely informed in each locality, including the capital city, all Cubans will have the possibility to pay tribute and sign a solemn oath to fulfill the concept of Revolution, expressed by our historic leader on May 1st, 2000, as an expression of the resolve to continue his ideas and our socialism.
On November 29th, at 19:00 hrs., a mass rally will take place at José Martí Revolution Square in the capital city.
On the next day, his ashes will be carried following the same itinerary that remembers the Caravan of Freedom of January 1959, until the province of Santiago de Cuba, ending on December 3rd.
On this same day, at the 19:00 hrs., a mass rally will take place in Antonio Maceo square.
The inhumation ceremony will take place at the 07:00 hrs. on December 4th, at Santa Ifigenia Cemetery.
Likewise, our people is advised that the Military Review and march of the combatant people for the 60th Anniversary of the landing of the members of the Granma Yacht expedition, the day of the Revolutionary Armed Forces, is postponed and will be held on January 2nd, 2017.