Evo Morales

Raul Castro speaks on his brother's death, but gives few hints about Cuba's future

Raul Castro speaks on his brother's death, but gives few hints about Cuba's future

Cuban President Raul Castro joined other world leaders on Tuesday in extolling the legacy of his brother Fidel — but gave little hint about the future direction of the country.

“Fidel dedicated his whole life to solidarity … with the poor,” said the younger Castro, to whom Fidel Castro ceded power 10 years ago in a seamless transfer of leadership. “And for the poor he became a symbol of the anti-colonial and anti-imperialist fight, for the emancipation and dignity of the people.” 

Castro spoke for 13 minutes, providing a subdued ending to a 4½-hour memorial service at Revolution Plaza. In conclusion, Castro...

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