Raul Present at Rally in Havana for Intl. Workers' Day
HAVANA, Cuba, May 1 (acn) Army General Raul Castro, President of the Cuban councils of State and Ministers, presided over at Havana's Jose Marti Revolution Square the main meeting and parade to mark May Day.
Accompanying Raul were leaders of the Cuban Communist Party (PCC), the State and government, various organizations, Heroes of the Republic of Cuba, and representatives of trade unions from other countries, invited to celebrations on the island for International Workers' Day.
Also next to Raul was Ulises Guilarte de Nacimiento, member of the Central Committee of the PCC and General Secretary of the Confederation of Cuban Workers (CTC). Guilarte de Nascimento addressed participants in this fiesta of Cuban workers.
The celebration in this capital began at 7:30 a.m., where hundreds of thousands of Havana residents marched by the platform in support of the Revolution and Socialism.
All over the Cuban archipelago, workers, youngsters, farmers and locals marched down streets on squares to celebrate May Day in the country's municipalities.
Under the slogan For the Unity and Efficiency of Socialism, some 50,000 health workers opened the parade with posters, flags and photos of Cuban leaders, which were followed by representatives of the 17 national trade unions of the CTC.