Hundreds attended a visitation and prayer service Sunday for Huber Matos Benitez.
Huber Matos Benitez, who was a key leader in the late 1950’s Cuban Revolution to overthrow Fulgencio Batista, but later became an outspoken opponent of Fidel Castro, died Thursday at the age of 95.
It was a toast repeated yearly since the family arrived from Cuba in the 1960s. Gustavo Pérez Firmat’s family uttered the toast as a wish they anxiously waited to fulfill.
When Raul Castro accepted a five-year, and final term as Cuba’s president Sunday, he reached out to a young, obscure politician, appearing to select him as his heir-apparent.
The old guard in Cuba continues to be defeated by time and age, with the latest official to fall Cuban Defense Minister Julio Casas Regueiro, who died of a heart attack Saturday at the age of 75. There was little reaction in South Florida’s exile community.
Cuban music icon Pablo Milanes is finally coming to Miami. Milanes helped found Nueva Trova, a form of political folk music that emerged following the Cuban revolution and went on to gain worldwide fame.