March of the Red Carnations Commemorates Ali Primera

Ali Primera died on 16 February 1985, but remains one of the most popular Venezuelan singers and is a national icon. A member of the Venezuelan Communist Party, his songs are dedicated to themes such as poverty, inequality, exploitation, and resisitance. On Saturday 19 February Venezuelans marched from Primera's house to his grave, in Paraguana, Falcon state.

By Lil Rodríguez - Aporrea, César Monfrino- Diario Nuevo Día

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José Montecano, Primera's brother and also a singer
José Montecano, Primera's brother and also a singer

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Primera's brother, widow, and son gather around his grave.
Primera's brother, widow, and son gather around his grave.

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Red carnations on Primera's grave
Red carnations on Primera's grave

Ali Primera died on 16 February 1985, but remains one of the most popular Venezuelan singers and is a national icon. A member of the Venezuelan Communist Party, his songs are dedicated to themes such as poverty, inequality, exploitation, and resisitance.

On Saturday 19 February Venezuelans marched from Primera's house to his grave, in Paraguana, Falcon state.

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