|
|
|
|
Search: 
Latin American Herald Tribune
Venezuela Overview
Venezuelan Embassies & Consulates Around The World
Sites/Blogs about Venezuela
Venezuelan Newspapers
Facts about Venezuela
Venezuela Tourism
Embassies in Caracas

Colombia Overview
Colombian Embassies & Consulates Around the World
Government Links
Embassies in Bogota
Media
Sites/Blogs about Colombia
Educational Institutions

Stocks

Commodities
Crude Oil
US Gasoline Prices
Natural Gas
Gold
Silver
Copper

Euro
UK Pound
Australia Dollar
Canada Dollar
Brazil Real
Mexico Peso
India Rupee

Antigua & Barbuda
Aruba
Barbados
Cayman Islands
Cuba
Curacao
Dominica

Grenada
Haiti
Jamaica
Saint Kitts and Nevis
Saint Lucia
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

Belize
Costa Rica
El Salvador
Honduras
Nicaragua
Panama

Bahamas
Bermuda
Mexico

Argentina
Brazil
Chile
Guyana
Paraguay
Peru
Uruguay

What's New at LAHT?
Follow Us On Facebook
Follow Us On Twitter
Most Viewed on the Web
Popular on Twitter
Receive Our Daily Headlines


  HOME | Cuba

Raul Castro Attends Birthday Party for Special Needs Kids

HAVANA – President Raul Castro, set to step down in a week, attended a group birthday party at a school for special needs children in Havana, Cuban state media said on Thursday.

“I am thrilled. When I see things like this my admiration for Fidel grows, since he founded this school in 1989, a very difficult year for our country, at a time when we didn’t even know how we were going to subsist,” the president said, as reported by Granma, the official Communist Party newspaper.

The president was referring to his late older brother and predecessor, Fidel Castro (1926-2016).

Photographs in the newspaper show the 86-year-old Raul Castro dressed in his usual military uniform talking to some of the attendees at the 15th-birthday party, which has become a tradition at the school.

“For schools like this we are prepared to give it our all. I think this is one of the most wonderful, beautiful and just projects created by the Revolution,” Castro said after congratulating the 22 teenagers who were celebrating their birthday.

The president promised the students that he would return next year to celebrate the school’s 30th anniversary.

Founded by Fidel Castro on Dec. 31, 1989, the Solidaridad con Panama school offers education to 171 special needs children from around the country.

After serving two five-year terms, Raul Castro will hand over power on April 19, when the National Assembly will elect a new president.

This will be a historic moment on the island, where for the first time in 60 years the government will be headed by someone not belonging to the Castro family.

Raul Castro will most likely hand over to Vice President Miguel Diaz-Canel, although he will continue to be the first secretary of the ruling Communist Party until the next party congress, scheduled for 2021.

 

Enter your email address to subscribe to free headlines (and great cartoons so every email has a happy ending!) from the Latin American Herald Tribune:

 

Copyright Latin American Herald Tribune - 2005-2018 © All rights reserved