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Eyewitnessing Fidel Castro's Farewell

Thousands in Cuba flooded the streets on Sunday to say farewell to the motorcade carrying the ashes of the country’s former leader, Fidel Castro. 

The procession ended nine days of official mourning for the revolutionary leader who ruled Cuba for nearly a half-century.

We talk with independent journalist, Jean Friedman-Rudovsky, who was in Cuba to report on Castro’s farewell. Friedman-Rudovsky is contributing editor for Vice magazine and is based in Philadelphia.

Her current report in the Miami New Times is titled Cubans React to Fidel Castro's Funeral: Everything Has Changed, but Nothing Has Changed.

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