"Cuba is in mourning. It has lost one of its most illustrious sons."
According to teleSUR's correspondent in Cuba, in the next few hours, authorities will be informed about the organization of the historian's funeral ceremony.
Eusebio Leal was born in Havana on September 11, 1942. He dedicated his life to the Old Havana's restoration and the city's cultural and historical heritage conservation.
In 1975, he graduated from the University of Havana, and later he became a Master in Latin American, Caribbean, and Cuban Studies. Afterward, Leal earned a Ph.D. in Historical Sciences from the University of Havana.
He was a member of the Cuban Communist Party (PCC) Central Committee since 1991 and a lawmaker from 1993 to date.