Fidel Castro death: Cuba plunged into mourning for ex-leader

Fidel Castro death: Cuba plunged into mourning for ex-leader
 

Cuba is mourning its revolutionary leader and former President Fidel Castro, whose death was announced late on Friday and has plunged the country into nine days of mourning.
The body of the 90-year-old was due to be cremated at a private ceremony in Havana on Saturday.
Some world leaders have been paying tribute to the 20th century icon.
US President-elect Donald Trump, however, described Fidel Castro as a "brutal dictator".
Castro came to power in 1959 and ushered in a Communist revolution, defying the US for decades.
His supporters viewed him as a man who stood up to America... read more

 
27 November 2016 in World News, Views: 50
Source: BBC
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