Castro and the other rebels were imprisoned for terms of up to 15 years but were later granted amnesty. Castro then went to Mexico, from where he planned the next phase of the revolution. He and 82 comrades returned to Cuba in December, 1956 aboard the now famous cabin cruiser Granma.
Fidel adopted the date July 26 as the name of the movement that ultimately overthrew US backed dictator Fulgencio Batista in 1959.
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Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro, who is among the leaders attending the celebration, met with Fidel and presented him with a painting by former President Hugo Chavez that Chavez made while he was in Cuba for treatment of the cancer that ultimately led to his death.
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