’Cas we can: up close and personal with Castro’s boots, binos, ...

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’Cas we can: up close and personal with Castro’s boots, binos, jeep

Items owned by the late Cuban leader can be seen at a museum opened on the fifth anniversary of his death

Reuters TV and Nelson Acosta

A bust of Fidel Castro from Chinese President Xi Jinping, the army jeep in which he crossed Cuba, his well-worn boots and his Russian-made assault rifle are just a few of the long-time Cuban leader’s possessions on display at a new museum in his honour.

The Centro Fidel Castro, housed in an elegant mansion in Havana’s upscale Vedado district, opened on the fifth anniversary of the revolutionary’s death. The communist-run government says it hopes the centre will help spread Castro’s message to local and foreign visitors.

“One cannot tell the story of Fidel Castro’s life without telling the story of Cuba’s revolution,” said the centre’s Sissi Abay Diaz. “They are inseparable.”..

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