Cuban Prime Minister Fidel Castro and Comandante Juan Almeida during their visit to the United Nations General Assembly in 1960. They wound up staying at the Hotel Theresa in Harlem and were welcomed warmly by the African-American masses., a photo by Pan-African News Wire File Photos on Flickr.
September 12, 2012
Comandante Juan Almeida Bosque honored
Eduardo Palomares Calderón
TERCER FRENTE, Santiago de Cuba.—Wreaths from the leader of the Revolution, Fidel Castro Ruz and President Raúl Castro Ruz were placed at the grave of Comandante Juan Almeida Bosque, on the third anniversary of his death.
The wreath laying ceremony was led by students at the Camilo Cienfuegos Military School, selected for their achievements. They also mounted the guard of honor at the Loma de Esperanza Mausoleum to the heroes and martyrs of the Third Front, founded and led by Almeida, in the heart of the Sierra Maestra.
The honors were headed by family members; Lázaro Expósito Canto, member of the Central Committee and first secretary of the Communist Party in the province; and chiefs and officers of the Revolutionary Armed Forces and the Ministry of the Interior, who laid roses on the tiled area in front of the mausoleum.
As has become tradition, in the name of the people of Santiago de Cuba and all Cubans, hundreds of Tercer Frente inhabitants joined the tribute, walking with flowers in their hands from Cruce de los Baños to the mountainside memorial to the heroic combatants of the Mario Muñoz Third Front.