Throngs of Cubans stream onto Havana’s iconic Revolution Square to pay tribute to Fidel Castro, kicking off an emotional, week-long farewell to the divisive Cold War titan.
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There is one striking difference between the death of Fidel Castro and those of other communist leaders like Vladimir Lenin, Mao Zedong and Ho Chi Minh: no embalmed body for perpetual viewing.
When Cuban President Raúl Castro announced his older brother’s death Friday night, he said Fidel would be cremated the next day, in accordance with the former leader’s wishes. That will be followed by nine days of mourning, during which Fidel’s remains will be displayed…