People have started pouring out onto the streets to lament – and celebrate – the death of former Cuban president Fidel Castro.
While some Cubans described his loss as a “a painful blow”, others rejoiced, blaming the populist leader for the deaths of innocent people and separating families.
The 90-year-old revolutionary leader’s death at 10.29pm on Friday, after a long battle with illness, was announced on state television by his brother and current Cuban President, Raul Castro.
He said “the commander in chief of the Cuban Revolution” would be cremated on Saturday before a period of nine national days of mourning. He concluded: “Until the everlasting victory, always.”.. see more