Fidel Castro Laid to Rest in Cuba, Ending 9 Days of Mourning

تم نشره في Sun 4 December / Dec 2016. 12:00 AM
  • People watch the cortege carrying the ashes of Cuba's former President Fidel Castro drive toward Santa Ifigenia cemetery in Santiago de Cuba, Cuba, December 4, 2016. – (REUTERS)

SANTIAGO, Cuba — Fidel Castro's ashes were laid to rest on Sunday, capping nine days of official mourning when hundreds of thousands of Cubans said farewell with a combination of tears, Castro-like defiance and choruses of "I am Fidel!"

A private ceremony was held at Santiago's Santa Ifigenia Cemetery, state media reported. Castro's cremated remains were due to be placed a few steps from the mausoleum of independence hero Jose Marti, another towering figure of Cuban history who Castro long admired.

Castro, who had been out of power for a decade but never far from the centre of public life, died on Nov. 25 at age 90.

(Reuters)

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