SANTIAGO, Cuba (Reuters) – Cuban leaders pledged to keep socialism alive but toned down the anti-U.S. rhetoric at Cuba’s first national holiday since re-establishing diplomatic relations with the United States on July 20.

Sunday marked the 62nd anniversary of the first offensive by Fidel Castro’s guerrillas against the army of U.S.-backed leader Fulgencio Batista in 1953, starting a rebellion that brought down Batista more than five years later. Read the full story on Yahoo News