Fidel Castro’s Ashes Buried In Santiago Near His ‘Hero’s’ Grave

Fidel Castro’s Ashes Buried In Santiago Near His ‘Hero’s’ Grave
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Fidel Castro’s ashes were interred on Sunday at a cemetery in the southeastern city of Santiago – the cradle of the Cuban revolution – with the military firing a 21-gun salute for their fallen leader. The ashes have been laid to rest next to one of the people he most admired.

The ceremony to inter his remains came on the ninth day of official mourning following the death of the man who led the country’s communist revolution. The remains of the man who ruled Cuba for a half-century left the Plaza of the Revolution in the eastern city at 6:39 a.m. local time, more than 20 minutes ahead of their scheduled departure.

Initially the act at the cemetery was due to be carried live on television, but hours before official media announced it would be “solemn and private”.

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An urn containing Castro’s ashes was brought by soldiers to the cemetery of Santa Ifigenia in Santiago, 800km south-east of Havana. Hundreds of thousands of Cubans have been saying goodbye to the man who was the leader of his country for nearly 50 years, waving Cuban flags and shouting “Long live Fidel!”.

 

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