TYPE: Newspaper
DIMENSIONS: 12x15 inches
NOTES: Rare. Historic and beautiful piece
ITEM ID: 4873

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Special Edition of ‘Granma’ dedicated to Fidel Castro’s Death

Year: 2016
Decade: 2000s
Century: 21st (2001-2100)
Notes: 12/02/2016

Granma Internacional in Portuguese – extensive special edition dedicated to Fidel Casto’s death.

Granma is the official newspaper of the Central Committee of the Cuban Communist Party. It was formed in 1965 by the merger of two previous papers, Revolución and Hoy. Publication of the newspaper began in February of 1966. Its name comes from the yacht Granma that carried Fidel Castro and 81 other rebels to Cuba’s shores in 1956, launching the Cuban Revolution. The newspaper has been a way for Fidel Castro and the Cuban Communist Party to communicate their ideology to the world, especially in regards to the United States.

The newspaper is published daily and is the most widely read newspaper in Cuba. In 1997, the circulation of the newspaper was estimated to be approximately 675,000. Several weekly international editions, available in English, Spanish, French, German, Italian, Turkish and Portuguese, are also distributed abroad. Apart from Cuba, Granma is also printed in Argentina, Brazil, and Canada. Also, news stories from Granma are often carried later in the Spanish-language sections of periodicals with a similar political base, such as People’s Weekly World.