Cuba Celebrates May Day

Cuba Celebrates May Day

May 1, 201602:16

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By Orlando Matos

Hundreds of thousands of Cubans celebrated the traditional May Day on Sunday at Revolution Square in Havana under the government's call for "Unity and Commitment."

Despite an easing of relations between the U.S. and Cuba and President Barack Obama's recent visit, there were many posters against "imperialism" and demands for an end to the decades-long embargo and the return of the Guantanamo base to the Cuban government.

President Raul Castro headed the parade, which according to government, expresses the conviction that through the Cuban people's efforts the country will continue the process of updating their current political, economic and social model. Cubans also paid tribute to the founder of the Cuban revolution Fidel Castro, who turns 90 this year.