Thousands of people in Santiago de Cuba came to the rally in memory of Fidel Castro

On the main square of Santiago de Cuba there were about half a million people. Local residents say goodbye to Fidel Castro. As reported TASS, the action was headed by the Chairman of state Council and Council of Ministers and the brother of the leader of the Cuban revolution Raul Castro.


To honor the memory of Comandante arrived well-known politicians, including the President of Venezuela, Nicolas Maduro, Nicaragua’s President Daniel Ortega, Bolivian leader Evo Morales and two of the ex-President of Brazil, Luiz inácio Lula da Silva and Dilma Rousseff.


The funeral procession with the ashes of commander traveled more than thousand kilometers through the territory of 13 of the 15 provinces of the country. In 1959, on the same route, but in the opposite direction was the so-called “Caravan of freedom” headed by Castro to overthrow the regime of dictator Fulgencio Batista.


Bury the leader of the Cuban revolution on 4 December in the cemetery of St. Iphigenia in the North-West of Santiago de Cuba.


Fidel Castro died on November 25 at 91-year life.

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