Vietnam sees rare public mourning for hero general

The ruling Communist Party orchestrated the send-off for Vo Nguyen Giap, emphasizing his leadership in the wars first against France and then United States. But it ignored his later years, when the general’s popularity allowed him to air rare public criticism of the ruling elite.

Still, the death of the country’s last old guard revolutionary inevitably stirred reflection by some on the country’s current leaders, only one of whom fought against the Americans. Giap’s passing comes as the government is struggling against public dissatisfaction over corruption and a faltering economy… read more

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Caption: Vo Dien Bien, (second right) the oldest son of late Gen. Vo Nguyen Giap, and honor guards stand next to the coffin of Giap prior to the opening of his state funerals at the National Funeral House in Hanoi, Vietnam.

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