Cubans welcome Che home

Thousands of Cubans stood in silent tribute to welcome the remains of Ernesto "Che" Guevara to Santa Clara, the city where the legendary leftist guerrilla will finally be laid to rest. The remains of Guevara, and six of his former comrades-in-arms who died with him trying to spark a revolution in Bolivia 30 years ago, were brought from Havana in a slow military cortege.

Santa Clara residents, some carrying flowers, crammed the streets to see the procession. They packed the park near the Jose Marti library as the cortege came to a halt. The wooden caskets were taken inside the library where they are on display for public viewing before tomorrow's funeral ceremony. -- Reuters

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