Fidel Castro’s Death – level 2

01-12-2016 07:00

Fidel Castro died on Friday, and many Cubans came to Havana’s historic Revolution Square to show respect. People cremated Castro the following day and declared a 9-day mourning period.

Fidel Castro’s final resting place is going to be in Santiago de Cuba, the city where the revolution started. Fidel Castro spent his life fighting capitalist and colonial oppression. He turned the country towards the Soviet Union and against the USA, which tried to remove him from power.

When the mourning ends on December 4th, the country will start to build a new type of relationship with the world.

Difficult words: cremate (burn; destroy with fire), declare (say something officially), mourning period (an official time when you feel or show sadness for somebody’s death), oppression (when people take away other people’s freedoms).

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