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Amid warming U.S. ties, Cuba marks anniversary of Revolution

Sunday, July 26, 2015 - 01:17

Cuba celebrates its annual ''Day of National Rebellion'' but also alludes to new relations with the United States. Nathan Frandino reports.

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With the legacy of his brother Fidel hanging above, Cuban President Raul Castro walked on stage to honor what was widely considered the start of the Cuban Revolution. It was 62 years ago that Fidel led about 150 rebels on an attack on the Moncada Barracks in Santiago de Cuba. The attack failed but propelled Castro's revolutionary cause into the limelight. But this year, things have changed. Cuba's "Day of National Rebellion" comes just six days after Cuba and the U.S. formally re-established diplomatic relations. Cuban Vice President Jose Ramon Machado Ventura delivered the official speech. (SOUNDBITE) (Spanish) CUBAN VICE PRESIDENT JOSE RAMON MACHADO VENTURA, SAYING: "Now we begin a long and complex road toward the normalization of bilateral relations, which includes - among other things - the ending of the embargo and the return of the Guantanamo Naval Base." The celebrations featured singing, dancing.... and hopes for a new dawn for Cuba.

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Amid warming U.S. ties, Cuba marks anniversary of Revolution

Sunday, July 26, 2015 - 01:17