Fidel Castro Dies At 90: Cuba Declares Nine Days Of National Mourning

Fidel Castro Dies At 90: Cuba Declares Nine Days Of National Mourning
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Brother Raul Castro announced the death of former Cuban president, Communist revolutionary Fidel Castro who died at age 90.

World leaders offered condolences and expressed their feelings over Fidel Castro’s death.

Vladimir Putin, the Russian president, sent a telegram to Raul Castro, hailing Fidel Castro as a “symbol of a whole era of modern world history” saying he was “a wise and strong person” who was “an inspiring example for all countries and peoples” and a “sincere and reliable friend of Russia.”

Pope Francis sent a telegram to Raul Castro as well, writing, “Upon receiving the sad news of the passing of your beloved brother, the honorable Fidel Castro Ruz, former president of the state council and the government of the Republic of Cuba, I express my sadness to your Excellency and all family members of the deceased dignitary, as well as the government and the people in that beloved nation.”

Chinese President Xi Jinping has sent a telegram to Cuba on Saturday, mourning the loss of a “dear comrade and true friend” of the Chinese people who made “immortal contributions to the development of socialism around the world.”

President of India Pranab Mukherjee offered condolences and the Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi called Castro one of the most iconic personalities of the 20th century.

Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena is also among the leaders who offered their condolences messages.  In his statement, the Sri Lankan President has stated that Castro is an iconic leader who transformed Cuba into a prosperous nation

 

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