Hawaii Intelligence Digest, 26 November 2016, 16:40 hrs, UTC, Post #37.
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In a nationally televised address to the Cuban population, Raul Castro said an official mourning period has been declared through 04 December 2016 “when his ashes will be laid to rest in the south-eastern city of Santiago.”
According to the BBC, Fidel Castro survived over 600 assassination attempts and established himself as the “longest serving non royal leader of the 20th century.”
Here are some of the comments given by world leaders to the BBC:
Russian President Vladimir Putin described him as a “reliable and sincere friend” of Russia, while Chinese President Xi Jinping said “Comrade Castro will live forever”.
Pope Francis, who met Castro, an atheist, when he visited Cuba in 2015, called his death “sad news” and sent “sentiments of grief”.
Fidel Castro has left a legacy that only history will define.
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