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Latino Daily News

Monday July 26, 2010

Fidel and Hugo No-Shows at Cuba’s Revolutionary Day Rally

Fidel sightings have been abundant of late, but he was NOT at today’s rally in celebration of Cuba’s Revolution Day. Raul Castro was present but never spoke to the crowd estimated in the tens of thousands. Venezuela’s president Hugo Chavez had been scheduled to attend the rally as a special guest but he cancelled at the last minute.
Many Cubans were disappointed that neither brother spoke to the crowd. After leading the country for more than half a century many were hoping to hear their thoughts and the agenda of the upcoming parliamentary session. Vice President Jose Ramon Machado Ventura spoke of Americas “Imperialist intentions” as well as US youth’s drug problems, the war in Iraq and the 48-year-old trade embargo.