HAVANA (Reuters) – Fidel Castro thanked Cubans for their homages to mark his 90th birthday on Saturday in a winding column brought by state-run media where the famous leftist revolutionary likewise berated old opponent United States.
Cuba entered into overdrive this month honoring the retired “ El Comandante ” who led its 1959 transformation and constructed a Communist-run state on the doorstep of the United States, enduring exactly what it states were numerous assassination efforts along the method.
Thousands danced to Latin beats along Havana’ s curving seafront Malecon boulevard throughout the night from Friday to Saturday. It was a huge street celebration in his honor, with a live band playing “ Happy Birthday ” on the stroke of midnight and fireworks taking off on the other side of the bay.
“ I wish to reveal my most extensive appreciation for the programs of regard, the presents and greetings I have actually gotten the days, which offer me the strength to reciprocate through concepts,” Castro wrote in the viewpoint piece.
Castro , who handed power to his more youthful sibling Raul in 2008 due to bad health, went on to think back about his youth as a kid on the household plantation in the eastern town of Biran, in specific about his dad who passed away prior to the transformation.
“ He suffered a fair bit,” Castro wrote. “ Of his 3 male kids, the 3rd and 2nd were missing and remote, both satisfying their responsibility in advanced experiences.”