World reacts to death of Cuba's Fidel Castro

Castro's ashes will be buried in the southeastern Cuban city of Santiago on December 4 after a four-day procession through the country, a statement from the state executive saidThe death of Cuba’s Fidel Castro prompted reaction across the spectrum Saturday with some world leaders describing him as a friend and ally, while rights groups recalled his repression of basic freedoms. “History will record and judge the enormous impact of this singular figure on the people and world around him,” said the US president, who made a landmark visit to Cuba in March after diplomatic ties between the two nations were restored. “Fidel Castro’s legacy is one of firing squads, theft, unimaginable suffering, poverty and the denial of fundamental human rights,” Trump said in a statement.

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