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Renowned Academic Eliseo Acosta Buried
Naturalized in Camaguey, and former close collaborator of Che Guevara and Fidel Castro, Acosta was buried in this Cuban eastern city on Wednesday.

For more than 75 years, Acosta had a fruitful career as outstanding professional expert and developer of sugarcane varieties, mainly the Jaronú 60 Cinco, which represented more than 80 percent of the raw material ground in the country, the type of cane that saved the Cuban economy from 1965 to 1990.

During the funeral oration his virtues as a man, scientist and revolutionary were enumerated and highlighted before an auditory of family, friends and senior officials of the Communist Party, the Government, the Sugar Cane Trade Union and the MINAZ.

Graduated as a Mastro Agricola in 1939, Eliseo Acosta was a permanent investigator, a reason why he was recipient of the honorary degree Doctor Honoris Causa in Ahricultural Sciences and gained the PhD candidacy, plus was professor of merit of the Universities of Camagüey and Havana.

When Eliseo Acosta died, he was researcher of merit of Cuba’s Academy of Science and Honorary Professor of the Alvaro Reynoso Chair, attached to the University of Matanzas.

Still at the age of 91, Eliseo Acosta was an active collaborator in the field of the sugarcane in the province of Camaguey.

(Radio Cadena Agramonte)

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