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Cuba's Revolutionary Veterans Remembered

IN PICTURES: Reuters photographers met with the now-elderly former soldiers who fought alongside Fidel Castro and Ernesto 'Che' Guevara in Cuba, still proudly displaying their medals more than half a century on as the revolution continues.
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Former rebel Julio Lopez, 77, poses for a photo in his home in Santa Clara, Cuba. Illiterate when he joined the revolution, he was taught to read by Che Guevara as they camped in the jungle. The man most likely to be the next president of Cuba, Manuel Diaz-Canel, used to stop by his house to hear stories of his days in the Sierra Maestra.
Former rebel Julio Lopez, 77, poses for a photo in his home in Santa Clara, Cuba. Illiterate when he joined the revolution, he was taught to read by Che Guevara as they camped in the jungle. The man most likely to be the next president of Cuba, Manuel Diaz-Canel, used to stop by his house to hear stories of his days in the Sierra Maestra. Photo:Reuters
Former rebel Juana Ramirez, 81, shows a photograph of herself with her late husband and rebel fighter Luiz Perez. Fidel Castro married the couple as they fought in the Sierra Maestra.
Former rebel Juana Ramirez, 81, shows a photograph of herself with her late husband and rebel fighter Luiz Perez. Fidel Castro married the couple as they fought in the Sierra Maestra. Photo:Reuters
Former rebel Andres Peraza, 75, poses for a photo in Havana.
Former rebel Andres Peraza, 75, poses for a photo in Havana.
Former rebel Nelson Alvarez, 85, in his home in El Cobre. Speaking of the revolution, Alvarez said: "I say, every day, we have to continue this and look after it."
Former rebel Nelson Alvarez, 85, in his home in El Cobre. Speaking of the revolution, Alvarez said: "I say, every day, we have to continue this and look after it." Photo:Reuters
Former rebel Aldana Suarez, 76, at home in Havana. The generation that lived through the original revolution is now witnessing changes in society as a younger generation, that has never lived anything but the revolution and doesn
Former rebel Aldana Suarez, 76, at home in Havana. The generation that lived through the original revolution is now witnessing changes in society as a younger generation, that has never lived anything but the revolution and doesn't remember what it was like before, takes leadership. Photo:Reuters
Former rebel Alejandro Ferraz, 94, in Havana. If Manuel Diaz-Canel becomes Cuba
Former rebel Alejandro Ferraz, 94, in Havana. If Manuel Diaz-Canel becomes Cuba's next president, he will be the first to have been born after the triumph of the revolution. Photo:Reuters
Published 14 April 2018
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