In one final dose of Karma, the jeep pulling Fidel Castro’s ashes
through the final funeral procession broke down and needed to be pushed
Castro’s ashes were interred in a private ceremony Sunday, nine days after the official mourning period began.
The breakdown came in the midst of throngs of “adoring fans” chanting “Long Live Fidel!” in state-mandated displays of emotion.
The Cuban military fired a 21-gun salute and crowds at the entrance
to the cemetery sang the national anthem as the ashes entered about 40
minutes later. The ceremony lasted more than an hour and took place out
of the public eye after Cuban officials made a last-minute cancellation
of plans to broadcast the events live on national and international
television. International media were also barred from the ceremony, Fox
Castro was responsible for the deaths of tens of thousands of people
and the exile and displacement of millions. His brutal dictatorship was
marked by constant antagonism toward everything America represented:
Freedom, democracy, liberty and justice.