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June 19, 2007 | From the Associated Press
Vilma Espin Guillois, the wife of acting Cuban President Raul Castro and one of the communist nation's most politically powerful women, died Monday, the government announced. She was 77. Cuban state television said that Espin died Monday afternoon after a long, undisclosed illness. An official mourning period was declared from 8 p.m. Monday until 10 tonight.
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June 19, 2007 | From the Associated Press
Vilma Espin Guillois, the wife of acting Cuban President Raul Castro and one of the communist nation's most politically powerful women, died Monday, the government announced. She was 77. Cuban state television said that Espin died Monday afternoon after a long, undisclosed illness. An official mourning period was declared from 8 p.m. Monday until 10 tonight.
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May 15, 1990 | DON A. SCHANCHE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Vilma Espin Guillois was an upper-middle-class dropout from graduate school when Fidel Castro began his guerrilla war in the Sierra Maestra, and like other young women working underground for the rebel cause, she used her long skirts and petticoats to conceal ammunition. By the time the war ended, she was fighting in the mountains beside Castro's brother, Raul, whom she married a few months later.
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May 15, 1990 | DON A. SCHANCHE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Vilma Espin Guillois was an upper-middle-class dropout from graduate school when Fidel Castro began his guerrilla war in the Sierra Maestra, and like other young women working underground for the rebel cause, she used her long skirts and petticoats to conceal ammunition. By the time the war ended, she was fighting in the mountains beside Castro's brother, Raul, whom she married a few months later.
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