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December 1, 2016 2:40 PM Castro's remains continue journey after symbolic Che Guevara reunion

SANTA CLARA, Cuba Fidel Castro's funeral cortege resumed its three-day journey across the Caribbean island on Thursday after a symbolic overnight reunion at the mausoleum in Santa Clara housing the bones of fellow revolutionary Ernesto "Che" Guevara. Cubans are amassing in plazas and along roadsides in admiration of Castro, who died on Friday at age 90 as one of the towering 35

December 1, 2016 11:51 AM Fidel Castro's ashes complete first leg of cross-country trip

SANTA CLARA, Cuba -- Fidel Castro's ashes are completing the first leg of a more than 800-kilometre journey across Cuba, traveling in a flag-draped cedar coffin through small towns and cities where his rebel army fought its way to power nearly 60 years ago. Just after 7 a.m. on Wednesday, an honor guard placed the coffin under a glass box on a trailer 9

December 1, 2016 1:04 AM After Castro's Death, Attention Turns to Cuba's Heir Apparent

With revolutionary leader Fidel Castro dead and his brother Raul vowing to step down as president in 15 months, it will soon be the hour of heir apparent Miguel Diaz-Canel, an advocate for modernizing Cuba's state-run media and abysmal internet access. Fidel Castro died Friday at age 90, and Raul, 85, who took over as president in 2008, says he will step down in February 3

November 30, 2016 2:48 PM Cubans line streets as Fidel Castro's ashes begin journey

HAVANA (AP) — To waving flags and some shouts of "Long may he live!" Fidel Castro's ashes began a four-day journey across the island Wednesday, retracing the path of his triumphant march into Havana nearly six decades ago. A small, Cuban-flag covered cedar coffin containing the remains of the 90-year-old leader was taken out of Cuba's Defense Ministry 39

November 30, 2016 2:02 PM Cubans 'fear reprisals' if they don't show grief over Castro's death, dissidents say

The official picture is one of collective mourning by masses of people over the loss of the founder of modern Cuba. Immediately after President Raúl Castro announced the death of his older brother, Fidel, last Friday evening, the music in Havana stopped playing. Discos and movie theaters emptied out and closed temporarily. Bars and restaurants were told to severely 29

November 30, 2016 5:40 AM Cuba allies join thousands to honor Castro in Havana

Several world leaders - and thousands of Cubans - gather in Havana to pay final respects to the late Fidel Castro. Hundreds of thousands of Cubans rallied for late communist leader Fidel Castro with Latin American and African leaders in Havana the night before his ashes are to be taken across the country. They chanted "long live the revolution!" and "Fidel 11

November 30, 2016 5:40 AM Trump’s Choice on Cuba

Until Saturday, the jury was out on how President-elect Donald Trump would proceed on the issue of Cuba. Not for long: a few hours after Fidel Castro’s death was announced, on Friday night, Trump embarked on a series of increasingly aggressive tweets in which he threatened to undo President Barack Obama’s historic initiative to open up Cuba, which has been underway 6

November 30, 2016 12:35 AM Fidel Castro's divisive legacy is reflected in the guest list at his memorial

Fidel Castro was one of the world’s most polarizing figures, lionized by some as a principled defender of the poor and loathed by others as a repressive dictator. His divisive legacy can be seen in the guest list of foreign dignitaries attending memorial services for Castro in Havana this week. British Prime Minister Theresa May, German Chancellor Angela 9

November 29, 2016 10:41 PM GOP opponents of Cuba embargo warn Trump that Russia and China might step in

Republican supporters of building diplomatic ties with Cuba are hoping that Fidel Castro’s death will help persuade President-elect Donald Trump to soften his threats against Obama administration policy for fear that Russia, China and other adversaries could exploit a reversal. U.S. Rep. Mark Sanford of South Carolina, one of several Republican lawmakers 4

November 29, 2016 8:12 PM Castro's Death Is Bittersweet for Nostalgic Cuban Exiles

Joaquin Palacio adored his grandfather's tobacco farm in Cuba's lush Pinar Del Rio province. As a boy he learned to plow the land, grow crops and ride his black horse, Centella. Before Fidel Castro, it was a place for vacations from the family's home in Havana, and a classroom for learning responsibility and hard work. "It was a good life. There was no conflict 12