- Title: Cubans throng Revolution Square in mourning for Fidel Castro
- Date: 28th November 2016
- Summary: HAVANA, CUBA (NOVEMBER 28, 2016) (REUTERS) WIDE OF LONG QUEUES AT REVOLUTION SQUARE SHOTS OF MOURNERS WIDE OF QUEUE AT REVOLUTION SQUARE CUBAN FLAG AT HALF-STAFF PEOPLE GETTING INTO JOSE MARTI MEMORIAL TO PAY THEIR RESPECTS MORE OF QUEUE
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- Keywords: Cuba Castro Havana mourning Trump tweet
- Location: HAVANA, CUBA/ INTERNET
- City: HAVANA, CUBA/ INTERNET
- Country: Cuba
- Topics: Government/Politics
- Reuters ID: LVA0015AD05DZ
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- Story Text: Cubans began massing on Havana's Revolution Square from Monday (November 28) to commemorate Fidel Castro, the communist guerrilla leader who led a revolution in 1959 and ruled the Caribbean island for half a century.
Castro died on Friday at the age of 90, a decade after stepping down due to poor health and ceding power to his brother Raul Castro.
Castro was cremated on Saturday (November 26) and a nine-day period of mourning declared.
His ashes will be carried in a cortege to a final resting place in Santiago de Cuba, the city in eastern Cuba where he launched the revolution.
His cremated ashes will be laid to rest in the birthplace of the revolution when the mourning period ends on Dec. 4.
Reacting to his death, U.S. President-elect Donald Trump called Castro "a brutal dictator who oppressed his own people for nearly six decades."
Trump has also has threatened to reverse outgoing President Barack Obama's rapprochement with Cuba, which included restoring diplomatic relations and easing a half-century economic embargo.
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