Eduardo Chibás

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Havana , Cuba
Calle 8
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The tomb of Orthodox Party leader Eduardo Chibás is worth a visit. During the 1940s and early ’50s Chibás was a relentless crusader against political corruption, and as a personal protest he committed suicide during a radio broadcast in 1951. At his burial ceremony a young Orthodox Party activist named Fidel Castro jumped atop Chibás’ grave and made a fiery speech denouncing the old establishment – the political debut of the most influential Cuban of the 20th century.