Juan Almeida Bosque

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Juan Almeida
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Born(1927-02-17)February 17, 1927
DiedSeptember 11, 2009(2009-09-11) (aged 82)
Havana, Cuba

Juan Almeida Bosque (February 17, 1927 – September 11, 2009)[1] was a Cuban politician and one of the original commanders of the Cuban Revolution.

After the 1959 revolution, he was a famous figure in the Communist Party of Cuba. At the time of his death in 2009, he was a Vice-President of the Cuban Council of State and was its third ranking member. He received several decorations, and both national and international awards, including the title of "Hero of the Republic of Cuba" and the Order of Máximo Gómez.[2]

On September 11, 2009, Juan Almeida died of a heart attack, aged 82.[3]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Juan Almeida Bosque, a Comrade of Castro's, Is Dead at 82". The New York Times. Associated Press. September 12, 2009. Retrieved September 12, 2009.[permanent dead link]
  2. Revolution Commander Juan Almeida Bosque Passes Away on Friday Archived 2012-02-29 at the Wayback Machine by the Cuban News Agency, September 12, 2009
  3. "Cuba mourns key revolution leader". BBC News. September 13, 2009. Retrieved September 13, 2009.