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Cuba trip honors Dominican Republic’s debt with Castro

Santo Domingo.- President Danilo Medina will travel to Cuba Tuesday afternoon to attend the funeral of former Cuban president Fidel Castro, who died Friday.

Further details of Medina’s trip have yet to be announced.

The President’s visit to Havana comes despite his attention to the widespread devastation in the northern region, where he toured areas of Villa Isabela, Puerto Plata early morning, to inspect damages from flooding and heavy rains.

No mourning

Unlike other nations which have declared mourning for Castro as gratitude for his assistance, the Dominican government hasn’t announced such a tribute.

Castro formed part of the Cayo Confites expeditionary force that sought to topple Dominican dictator Rafael Trujillo in the summer of 1947, but were arrested on orders by then Cuban military leader Fulgencio Batista, the tyrant’s ally.

The late Cuban leader also funded construction of a polytechnic institute in Bani (south), as gratitude for Dominican genera Maximo Gomez’s role in his country’s independence.

Source: DT

Nov 29, 2016

Category: DR News |

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