Skip to comments.Cuban vice president Juan Almeida dies
Posted on 09/12/2009 9:38:46 AM PDT by NormsRevenge
HAVANA (AFP) Cuban Vice President Juan Almeida Bosque, a revolutionary commander who fought alongside Fidel Castro to bring down a pro-American dictatorship, has died. He was 82.
An official communique issued through state media said Almeida, the number three official in the Americas' only communist regime, died late Friday from cardiac arrest.
Almeida was one of just three top Cuban leaders to hold the title of revolutionary commander.
As a black man in racially diverse Cuba, Almeida was an important visual symbol of a break with the past, particularly in 1950s Cuba, when racism and discrimination were common. His close relationship with Castro for decades has been a sign of Afro-Cubans' access to power and influence in communist Cuba.
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Cuban General Juan Almeida (left) and President Raul Castro (right) and General Juan Almeida during the 50th anniversary of the Cuban Revolution in January 2009. The Cuban government has announced that Almeida -- a revolutionary commander who fought alongside Fidel Castro to bring down a pro-American dictatorship in Cuba -- has died at the age of 82. (AFP/File/Rodrigo Arangua)
99% of the scumbag tyrants of Cuba are white.
Commie Cuba is an extremely racist society.
They had a vice president? LOL
those awful whites are to blame for Cuba too?! thanks for the info!
Just read a book which theorizes he was a mole for a coup to happen around November 30, 1963 that was aborted after November 22, 1963’s event.
Every left wing president need a "Plugs" Biden type around.
Has President Obama ordered the White House flag to be flown at half staff?
“The rifle fire in Dallas that killed John F. Kennedy didnt just start a frantic effort to find his assassins. JFKs murder also launched a flurry of covert actions by officials like Robert F. Kennedy, Lyndon Johnson, and Richard Helms to hide the fact that the United States was on the brink of invading Cuba as part of a JFK-authorized coup only ten days away.
The plans exposure could have cost the life of JFKs coup leader, Cuban Army Commander Juan Almeida, and led to a nuclear confrontation with the Soviets, just a year after the Cuban Missile Crisis. But the cover-ups by these top officials also had the tragic effect of preventing a full investigation of JFKs assassination, spawning a legacy of secrecy that would impact Presidents, Congress, and U.S. foreign policy for the next forty-five years.”
Presumably Joe Biden will be sent to the funeral, or perhaps Jimmy Carter since he knows Spanish.
SO, how did that Michael Moore endorsed Cuban health care work out?
Do another one, God!
In a nation that is overwhelmingly non-white, “vice -president” Juan Almeida (who was known more for his song writing than any political actiivty) was one of the only AfroCUbans in the high ranks of the Castro regime.
Castro was brought to pwer by a nouveau riche clique who resented the rise of a prosperous AfroCuban middle class in Cuba in the 1940s and 1950s. By the way, the “pro-American” adminstration that Castro overthrow was headed by an AfroCuban whose father fought in Cuba’s war of independence from Spain — (Castro’s father fought against Cuba in Spain’s military.
The best kind of commie at all . . .