Rumors recently surfaced in a Colombia Reports article dated 2 April 2012 that the back of Colombia’s 1,000-peso (US$0.55) note (B985 and B986)—first issued in 2001—contains an image of Cuba’s former leader, Fidel Castro, as a young student in the crowd behind Colombian presidential candidate Jorge Eliécer Gaitán Ayala. However,
According to a BBC report dated 14 March 2011, Cuba is devaluing the convertible peso by approximately 8% to place it at par with the US dollar in an effort to boost exports and local production, and to make travel to Cuba more affordable to tourists. Courtesy of Aidan Work.
B901 (P121): 1 peso (US$0.05) Olive green and yellow. Front: Spanish text; bank logo; José Martí. Back: Spanish text; Fidel Castro, Camilo Cienfuegos Gorriarán, and rebels with rifles and flags atop tank entering Havana on 8 January 1959 (Entrada a la Habana – 8 de Enero de 1959). Security thread