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Latin Americans mourn Castro

Sunday, November 27, 2016 - 01:25

Latin American countries offer tributes and vigils following the death of Cuba's former leader Fidel Castro. Paul Chapman reports.

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Members of Mexico's Communist Party went on the march in response to the scenes of celebration in Miami over the death of Cuba's former leader Fidel Castro The demonstrators carried torches and red flags through Mexico City in a show of support for Castro and socialist ideals. Chileans mourned the 90-year-old's death with flowers and a makeshift memorial in front of the Cuban embassy. The country's Foreign Minister said Castro's battle for what he called social justice would go down in the annals of Latin American history. Tributes have been pouring in from world leaders for the man who ruled Cuba for 49 years. Ecuador's President Rafael Correa used his weekly television address to add his own message of condolence. Venezuela's ruling socialists are also mourning Castro's passing. President Nicolas Maduro called him a revolutionary giant and said he would continue to carry his flag. The country's opposition hardliners, on the other hand, are delighted to see the back him. They see him as a dictator who helped wreck their economy and whose nation for years had an easy ride with subsidised oil in return for Cuban doctors, teachers, sports trainers and security advisors.

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Latin Americans mourn Castro

Sunday, November 27, 2016 - 01:25