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December 6, 2016 12:57 AM Fidel's Enduring Lesson Is That, Yes, It Is Possible: Raul

Sign reads, "I am Fidel." | Photo: Reuters Cuban President Raul Castro addressed the tribute in Santiago de Cuba for his brother and revolutionary leader Fidel Castro Saturday. Here is a transcript of his words published by Granma International. This afternoon, upon arrival to the heroic city, the funeral procession transporting Fidel’s ashes, which 52

December 5, 2016 1:13 AM Fidel Castro funeral subdues Cuba's popular Santeria festival

HAVANA The subdued atmosphere in Cuba to mark the funeral on Sunday of revolutionary leader Fidel Castro also dampened spirits at the annual celebration of Santa Barbara, a red-clad Roman Catholic saint revered by the island's Africa-inspired Santeria faith. Castro died aged 90 on Nov. 25 and his ashes were interred in the southeastern city of Santiago 36

December 4, 2016 11:09 PM AP PHOTOS: In Cuba, a near-religious farewell to Castro

In Havana’s Plaza of the Revolution, hundreds of thousands paid tribute to images of Fidel Castro and signed oaths of loyalty to the socialist system he created. On the lonely roads of eastern Cuba, crowds waited for hours to salute the casket holding his ashes. For four days, Associated Press photographers documented the mourning by Cubans as Castro’s 2

December 4, 2016 1:55 AM Raúl Castro at Fidel’s final homage: ‘we vow to defend the homeland and socialism’

Invited world leaders and tens of thousands of Cubans flocked to the Plaza Antonio Maceo for a final farewell to Fidel Castro Saturday night, the eve of his internment at Santa Ifigenia Cemetery. “On behalf of our people of the party, the state, the government and family members, I reiterate the deepest gratitude for countless signs of respect for Fidel 39

December 3, 2016 8:20 PM Castro Town: Fidel grew up here, but he came back to destroy it

BIRAN, Cuba — Not long after Fidel Castro’s new government began seizing farms and cattle ranches in a voracious expropriation campaign, his mother, Lina Ruz, looked out the window one day in 1960 and saw bearded soldiers in her orange groves. She went outside to confront them with a rifle. They asked her to put the gun down and call her son. Castro 72

December 3, 2016 7:06 PM Castro funeral cortege reaches destination, leftist friends gather

SANTIAGO, Cuba Flag-waving Cubans leaned from windows and lined the streets as Fidel Castro's funeral cortege approached the end of three-day journey on Saturday, rolling into the city of Santiago de Cuba where the revolutionary leader's remains will be laid to rest. High-profile leftist friends of Castro, including Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro 33

December 3, 2016 12:00 PM 'It's the only way I can survive': Why Cubans take on unsavoury second jobs

Cuba has a planned economy, where most people are employed by the government Five days a week, 22-year-old Daniela heads off to school in Havana, where she instructs six- and seven-year-olds on the basics of math and Spanish. The work may be rewarding, but the pay leaves something to be desired. And so at least three nights out of the week, the young 30

December 3, 2016 9:50 AM The Case for the Cuba Embargo

Senator Robert Menendez explains why he thinks Obama opened to the island too soon. On November 26, the New Jersey Senator Robert Menendez held a press conference at the Union of Ex-Political Prisoners of Cuba, a human rights group based in Union City. Known colloquially as “Havana on the Hudson,” Union City is home to a large population of Cuban exiles 39

December 3, 2016 6:01 AM Castro's Death Reminds Aging Cuba of Generation Gap

Fidel Castro's death has highlighted a yawning generational gap between older Cubans who remember grim poverty before his 1959 revolution, and youngsters who appreciate free health care and education but fear the 21st century is leaving them behind. Julio Lopez, 77, belongs firmly to the first group. He was a hungry, barefoot 14-year-old in 1956 when he first 48

December 3, 2016 12:50 AM Cuban attitudes toward Castro range from devout to cynical

[Sorry, the video for this story has expired, but you can still read the transcript below. ] JUDY WOODRUFF: But first: In Cuba, a procession with Fidel Castro’s ashes is approaching the city of Santiago, where the dictator who died last Friday began his revolutionary journey nearly 60 years ago. In partnership with the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting 37