Thursday, 1 December 2016

Cuba mourns Fidel Castro

The remains of the 90-year-old leader today began his 500-mile (800-kilometer) procession to his final resting place in the eastern city of Santiago. A small, Cuban-flag covered cedar coffin containing his remains was taken out of Cuba’s Defense Ministry just after 7 a.m. and placed into a flower-bedecked trailer pulled by a green military jeep .

The ashes of the late revolutionary will be interred Sunday, ending the nine-day mourning period for the man who ruled the country for nearly 50 years.

Rest in Peace Fidel Castro