Journalist: farewell to Castro became the “plebiscite” to approve his ideas

Журналист: прощание с Кастро стало "плебисцитом", утвердившим его идеи

The mass participation of Cubans in the ceremonies in connection with the death of the leader of the Cuban revolution Fidel Castro became a kind of plebiscite, confirmed the loyalty of the people its ideals, sure, Mar Roxas is the only journalist in full covering the trial of Fidel Castro after the assault on the Moncada barracks in 1953.

Rojas, at that time a young journalist, after a failed assault on the “Moncada” was present at the trial of Fidel and his comrades, and recorded everything. However, to publish their materials, she was able only after the abolition of censorship, it became the most important part of the documentary history of the time of the Cuban revolution.

After the victory of the revolutionaries for several decades she was a leading Cuban journalist in many publications, wrote a historical novel, and repeatedly performed together with Fidel, talking about the events of that time.

Spontaneous plebiscite

“The fact (mass participation of Cubans in the ceremonies) is a very important evidence, this is a sort of a plebiscite,” said Roxas in an interview with RIA Novosti.

“People come in all generations, came EN masse. The whole country expressed their human feelings,” she said.

Mass rallies memory of Fidel passed on Tuesday in Havana, and on Saturday at Santiago de Cuba. According to the organizers, the rally in Havana came at least 1 million people.

Funeral procession with the ashes of Fidel traveled all over the country, repeating in reverse direction the path of the Cuban revolutionaries in 1959. To say goodbye to Comandante came hundreds of thousands of residents of cities and towns, which the motorcade passed.

Farewell slogan with which the Cubans said goodbye to Comandante, was the expression “I am Fidel!”.

Rojas said that this slogan was born spontaneously.

“This is not a slogan, which encouraged party, that’s what someone said, and then everything started to repeat,” she added.

According to her, Fidel, who died a natural death, won another victory.

“He defeated the Americans, his life was taken away by the nature,” said Rojas.

Журналист: прощание с Кастро стало "плебисцитом", утвердившим его идеи