Cuba marked Fidel Castro's 88th birthday Wednesday with tributes in official media, a concert and a photo exhibit in the capital and a newly inaugurated restoration of the home where he was born.

Loathed by many exiles in Florida who see him as a man who ruled with an iron fist and stamped out civil liberties, Castro was celebrated on the island as a fighter for equality and social justice who defied the United States for five decades.

"Eighty-eight more reasons to continue fighting for the salvation of humanity," read a headline in the newspaper Juventud Rebelde...



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