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Castro's rebel camp frozen in time

At the crest of a mountaintop sits a smattering of wood-planked structures where nearly 50 years ago a revolution was planned, fought and won and where today schoolchildren and others come to learn about the struggle. There is a hut covered with palm fronds that served as a guard post, a wooden structure that still houses old equipment from the rebels’ famed radio station and, built on the edge of a ravine, Fidel Castro’s meticulously preserved home. Frozen in time, the old guerrilla camp is a reminder of the humble and improbable beginnings of a revolution that transformed the island and sparked leftist rebel movements throughout Latin America and the world. “This place inspires people,” said Rogelio Mendoza, a 38-year-old government guide who escorts visitors to the site known as La Comandancia de la Plata. “When you experience this part of history you realize that nothing is impossible.” Full Story

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