HAVANA TIMES, August 13 — Cuba’s Fidel Castro turned 85 on Saturday, just over five years after his adversaries in Miami had sought to rent the Orange Bowl to celebrate his death.
To welcome the occasion a number of Latin American and Cuban singers and musical groups performed in a “Serenade of Fidelity” at the Karl Marx Theater in Havana on Friday night.
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After retiring from his government and Communist Party posts, Fidel Castro is now considered a senior statesman and chief advisor to his brother President Raul Castro, who took over the helm back in August 2006.