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Cuba tones down anti-U.S. rhetoric on revolution's main holiday| Reuters

Jul 26, 2015    

SANTIAGO, Cuba Cuban leaders pledged to keep socialism alive but toned down the anti-U.S. rhetoric at Cuba's first national holiday since re-establishing diplomatic relations with the United States on July 20.Sunday marked the 62nd anniversary of the first offensive by Fidel Castro's guerrillas against the army of U.S.-backed leader Fulgencio Batista in 1953, starting a rebellion that brought down Batista more than five years later.The most important holiday on Cuba's revolutionary calendar, Sunday's celebration featured artistic performances and patriotic speeches.Missing were the blistering,...

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