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Sad: President Buhari weeps for Castro

Sad: President Buhari weeps for Castro

President-elect Donald Trump reacted Saturday to the death of controversial Cuban leader Fidel Castro in a four-word tweet.

Challenged that he was overlooking allegations that the Castro regime was involved in suppressing basic human freedoms, Mr Corbyn said: "I have constantly raised the issues of human rights abuses everywhere in the world and if LGBT people are wrongly and badly treated and people are denied the freedom of speech, then that is wrong". Concerts and bars shut down Friday night after the news was announced by President Raul Castro, the former leader's younger brother.

"All of the concessions Barack Obama has granted the Castro regime were done through executive order, which means the next president can reverse them, and that I will do unless the Castro regime meets our demands", Trump said in September.

Earlier, Trump was one of the first major USA political figures to comment on the death of former Cuban president Fidel Castro. He was 90 years old. "He was an global gift to humanity", he said.

The US had "worked hard to put the past behind us" and was extending "a hand of friendship to the Cuban people" at this time, he said.

"It is in the USA national interest to compete with China and Russian Federation for influence in Cuba and the broader Caribbean, and to see Cuba as a natural ally in counter terrorism", said Feinberg, author of a book on the Cuban economy.

Cuba's government says the remains of Fidel Castro will be interred in the eastern city of Santiago that was key to his early life and his revolution.

He met Castro on several occasions and expressed warm admiration for the leader of the 1959 Cuban revolution.

In a telegram to Cuban President Raul Castro, Fidel's 85-year-old brother, Pope Francis offered "my sense of grief to your excellency and family".

At the same time, Castro's government began to establish relations with the Soviet Union.

While many world leaders mourned Castro's death, Cuban-Americans took to the streets of Miami in celebration. "They have been and will continue to be an obstacle to change".

Morales' mother left after Castro assumed power; her family had their property appropriated by the government, Morales said.

Cuba has relied heavily on Venezuela for economic help, but a deep economic and political crisis at home means Venezuela can not provide the same volumes of subsidized oil that Cuba is accustomed to.

"For almost six decades, the relationship between the United States and Cuba was marked by discord and profound political disagreements", Obama said.

Republicans closely await what Trump - a billionaire businessman known for his unconventional approach to politics and policy - will do on Cuba once he takes office.

"We need for the people of Cuba to have the freedom we have in the USA, but this changes nothing".