Farewell begins in Cuba: Thousands flood streets for Castro commemoration

Farewell begins in Cuba: Thousands flood streets for Castro commemoration

Hundreds of thousands of Cubans rallied for late communist leader Fidel Castro with Latin American and African leaders in Havana on Tuesday night before his ashes are taken across the country. They chanted “long live the revolution!” and “Fidel! Fidel!” at a packed Revolution Square, the vast esplanade where he gave so many of his […]

On Plaza de la Revolucion, Cubans pay tributes to Castro

On Plaza de la Revolucion, Cubans pay tributes to Castro

As Cuba maintains nine days of mourning following the death of Fidel Castro, thousands have been lining up on Havana’s historic Plaza de la Revolucion to pay their respects to the deceased revolutionary leader. From the tree-lined edge of a large road, thousands of Cubans stood along avenues leading to the capital’s famed Plaza de […]

Canada’s Trudeau to skip Castro’s funeral

Canada’s Trudeau to skip Castro’s funeral

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will not attend the funeral of Fidel Castro, his office said on Monday, days after Trudeau’s praise of the late Cuban leader sparked a backlash. Governor General David Johnston, Queen Elizabeth II’s representative in Canada, will attend a commemoration in honor of Castro on Tuesday, at the request of Trudeau. […]

Who is and who isn’t attending Fidel Castro’s funeral

Who is and who isn’t attending Fidel Castro’s funeral

  A growing list of world leaders including French President François Hollande and US President Barack Obama have opted out of attending Sunday’s funeral of former Cuban president Fidel Castro. French President François Hollande On Monday, Hollande’s office told AFP that he would not be attending the former Cuban leader’s funeral on Sunday. He will […]