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Thursday 18 of August 2022

Mexicans Gather Outside Cuban Embassy to Mourn


Flower petals spell out Fidel, in front of messages and flowers left by supporters of late Cuban President Fidel Castro, outside the Cuban Embassy in Mexico City, Sunday, Nov. 27, 2016,photo: AP/Rebecca Blackwell
Flower petals spell out Fidel, in front of messages and flowers left by supporters of late Cuban President Fidel Castro, outside the Cuban Embassy in Mexico City, Sunday, Nov. 27, 2016,photo: AP/Rebecca Blackwell
On Wednesday, Castro's ashes will begin a three-day procession east across Cuba

About 300 people gathered outside the Cuban embassy in Mexico to mourn the death of Fidel Castro.

Chanting “Cuba Si, Yankee No!,” the crowd carried white flowers and Cuban flags. Some left flowers outside the embassy gates. Some choked back tears, as they listened to speakers and musicians playing songs like “Playa Girón.”

On Wednesday, Castro’s ashes will begin a three-day procession east across Cuba, retracing the march of his bearded rebel army from the Sierra Maestra mountains to the capital. Castro’s ashes will be interred on Sunday in Santa Ifigenia cemetery in Santiago, Cuba’s second-largest city.