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Cuba mourns key revolution leader


One of the original leaders of the Cuban revolution, Juan Almeida Bosque, has died of heart failure at the age of 82.

He was one of several vice-presidents under Raul Castro, and the only black commander in the Cuban leadership.

Cuba has declared a national day of mourning for Sunday and ordered all flags flown at half-mast.

Michael Voss reports from Havana.


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