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Fidel Castro's ashes interred in a private ceremony

Fidel Castro's ashes interred in a private ceremony

Fidel Castro's ashes were being interred in a private ceremony Sunday morning after Cuban officials made a last-minute cancellation of plans to broadcast the events live on national and international television. International media were also barred from the ceremony. 

The remains of the man who ruled Cuba for nearly half a century left the Plaza of the Revolution in the southern city of Santiago at 6:39 a.m., more than 20 minutes ahead of their scheduled departure. Thousands of people lined the two-mile route to Santa Ifigenia cemetery, waving Cuban flags and shouting “Long live Fidel!” 

The funeral caravan entered the cemetery at 7:12 a.m. The Cuban...

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