Lebanese Municipality Pays Tribute to Fidel Castro

By Ulises Canales Nabatieh, Lebanon, Dec 6 (Prensa Latina) A mural with an image of Fidel Castro and a greeting to Cuba has until today dominated the central square of Nabatieh, a Lebanese municipality.

At the initiative of the Lebanese Communist Party (LCP), which is deeply rooted in the area, the authorities in Nabatieh, controlled by the Shiite resistance movement Hizbulah, agreed to place a giant photo of the historical leader of the Cuban Revolution in the square.

‘A greeting for my companions of the dignified Cuba’, said the banner in Arabic, alongside a photograph of the Commander-in-Chief dressed in an olive green uniform and making the military salute.

The text was taken from a song by Marcel Khalife composed as a sort of anthem for the Arab-Lebanese delegation that attended the 11th World Festival of Youth and Students, celebrated in Cuba in 1978.

The presidency of the municipal mayor expressed to the charge d’affaires of Cuba in Lebanon, Raul Madrigal, satisfaction to be able to pay tribute to a personality who, he said, in life gave rise to ample and infinite inspiration among the Lebanese.

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