Fidel Castro’s Death – level 1

01-12-2016 07:00

This news is about Fidel Castro. He starts the Cuban Revolution. He fights capitalist and colonial oppression. He turns Cuba against the USA. He turns Cuba to the Soviet Union.

Now, Fidel Castro is old. He dies. Many Cubans are sad. They come to Revolution Square in Havana, Cuba to show respect.

Cuba is in mourning for 9 days. The mourning stops on December 4th.

Difficult words: capitalist (a type of people that want to earn money), colonial (European), oppression (when people will not let other people do what they want), mourning (a time when you are sad because somebody is dead).

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