MyFox New York: Cuba marks 59th anniversary of revolution

HAVANA (AP) – Cuba marked the 59th anniversary Thursday of the failed uprising against the Moncada military barracks that the island considers the beginning of Fidel Castro’s revolution.

The main celebration kicked off at sunrise at a plaza in the eastern province of Guantanamo, home to the U.S. naval base of the same name.

The American presence in Guantanamo is a sore point for Cuba, which demands the base be shut down and accuses the U.S. of torturing terror suspects held in the military prison…
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