Funeral Castro will visit more than 20 world leaders.
The funeral of a great leader of the revolution Fidel Castro held today, December 4, in the city of Santiago de Cuba, located in the South-East of Cuba. The beginning of the funeral at 7 am local time (14:00 Kiev time).
Funeral Castro will attend the football legend Diego Maradona and more than 20 world leaders. The Prime Minister of Greece Alexis Tsipras – the only one of the heads of the EU countries will attend the ceremony. Russian President Vladimir Putin refused to go to Cuba, citing a busy schedule.
At the rally before the burial of Fidel Castro and his brother, current Cuban leader Raul Castro vowed to defend socialism in Cuba. “We swear to defend the Motherland and socialism,” – said the President of Cuba at the ashes of his brother Fidel.
The younger sister of Castro’s 83-year-old Juanita, who lives in the USA and adheres to opposition views on the policies of their relatives in Cuba, will not attend the funeral and does not intend to return to the island of Freedom.
The Cuban government has banned the journalists of the German newspaper Bild and Italian Corriere della Sera to cover the funeral, calling these publications are unbalanced.
Hundreds of thousands of Cubans have already said goodbye to Castro.
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