He Was Cremated This Morning 
August 13, 1926--November 25, 2016.
 {The exact time of death was 10:29 Friday night
     This was the very last publicly released photo of Fidel Castro. All in-home photos of Fidel were taken by his son Alex Castro. This last one released by Alex to the international media was taken on November 15, 2016 -- 10 days before Fidel died. The visitor was the President of Vietnam, Tran Dai Quang. 
         In recent months world leaders including Pope Francis and the top leaders of China, Russia, the Netherlands, Vietnam, France, Portugal, etc., had visited Fidel in his living room. The photo above shows French President Francois Hollande listening intently to Fidel. Sitting beside him in the blue blouse is his wife Dalia Soto del Valle, the mother of Fidel's last five sons. The fiercely devoted Dalia has approved or disapproved every visitor who has asked to meet Fidel. On November 16, the day after Vietnamese President Dai Quant had visited Fidel, the Prime Minister of Canada, Justin Trudeau, asked to visit the Cuban icon. But Dalia told him no, that Fidel was too weak. If you go back and read my Cubaninsider post on Justin Trudeau's visit, you will note that, for the first time, I said that Dalia would not have said no to Prime Minister Trudeau unless Fidel was direly ill on November 16th of this month. Fidel has been extremely ill since his near-death from an intestinal illness in July of 2006, but the denial of Justin Trudeau's visit by Dalia was the biggest tip-off to me that the end was near. Here's why I make that statement:
       For over four decades, starting back when the now 44-year-old Justin Trudeau was a baby, Fidel has been extremely close to the Trudeau family. The photo above shows Justin Trudeau hugging Fidel in Montreal in 2000 when Fidel was a pallbearer at Pierre Trudeau's funeral. Pierre was Justin's father and the former Prime Minister of Canada. Three times Justin had visited Fidel prior to becoming Prime Minister and he dearly wanted to do so as the leader of Canada and Alex confirms that Fidel tried to persuade Dalia to let it happen on March 16th, but she refused. Justin was in Madagascar when he was awaken this morning and told of Fidel's death. He released this statement: "Fidel will forever be remembered as a legendary revolutionary leader and orator. I remember him as a friend. Mr. Castro made significant improvements to the education and healthcare of his island people." 
     This photo shows Canadian Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau and his wife Margaret on their visit to Havana in 1976. Fidel is holding their 3-month-old baby who seems mostly interested in Fidel's famous beard.
      Justin Trudeau is shown above with Raul Castro at the University of Havana on November 16th, the day Fidel was too sick to see the young Canadian leader. The obligatory U. S. networks are flush with wild celebrations of Fidel Castro's death in Miami's Little Havana neighborhood by rich and powerful Cuban-born enemies of Fidel Castro such as Lincoln Diaz-Balart, Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, Luis Posada Carriles and thousands of others. There are two sides to such celebrations and to the U.S.-Cuban conundrum but you would need to check with non-U.S. media sources such as the London-based BBC, Reuters and The Guardian to get both sides. With few exceptions, Americans are the only totally propagandized idiots when it comes to understanding the U.S.-Cuban conundrum and that is precisely why Americans basically have no clue why just about the only topic that has ever gotten a unanimous vote in the United Nations was back on October 26th when the 191-to-0 UN vote condemned and denounced the U. S. embargo of Cuba, which has existed since 1962 as the longest and cruelest embargo ever imposed by a powerful nation against a small nation. Allowing a Batistiano-tainted U. S. Congress to maintain that atrocity to this day, as the UN expressed in unanimity, reflects the propagandized or intimidated idiots who have allowed it to happen all these decades, demeaning America and democracy while reminding the world that it was right-wing U. S. thugs in Washington who sicced the brutal-thieving Batista-Mafia dictatorship on Cuba in 1952 and it was Fidel Castro's Cuban Revolution in 1959 that kicked those leaders off the island -- all the way to Miami, as it unfortunately turned out for the U. S.

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