Raul Castro at State Funeral of Julio Casas

Raul Castro Attends State Funeral of Late Defense Minister Julio Casas Regueiro
General Julio Casas Regueiro parts leaving behind a rich career. Photo - PL  Cuban President Raul Castro attended on Monday the state funeral of Army Corps General Julio Casas Regueiro, member of the Politburo of the Cuban Communist Party (PCC), Vice-President of the Council of State, and Minister of the Revolutionary Armed Forces (FAR), who died in Havana on Saturday as a consequence of a cardio-respiratory arrest.
Latin America Honors Deceased Cuban Minister
Cuba / General Julio Casas Dies
Casas’s mortal remains were placed at the Granma Hall of the Ministry of Armed Forces until their transfer to the Mausoleum of the Frank Pais Second Eastern Front, where they will receive the corresponding military honors.During the ceremony on Monday morning, the Secretary of the Council of State, Homero Acosta, read an accord of this State body that posthumously grants Casas Regueiro the title of Hero of Labour of the Republic of Cuba for his exceptional services in defense of the Cuban Revolution and national economy.Also present in the ceremony are other leaders of the Cuban Revolution, relatives, and people, who are paying tribute to the late Defense Minister.

The Council of State decreed Official Mourning from 8:00 a.m. of Monday, September 5, until 8:00 p.m. of Wednesday, September 8.



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