Watch: Thousands of Cubans pay last respect to Fidel Castro

Following nine days of mourning, Cuba’s friends from around the world and the country’s leaders are giving their last respect to former President Fidel Castro who will be buried today at Santiago de Cuba. Castro’s ash will be buried near the grave of Jose Marti, a poet considered as the hero of Cuba’s independence.

Castro’s coffin arrived in Santiago de Cuba on Saturday morning followed by a 900-kilometre corteo during which thousands of Cubans paid their last respect. During the week, the coffin was also taken to various towns and villages in the country.