Obama will not attend Castro funeral

As night sets in people wait in line to pay tribute to Cuba's late President Fidel Castro at the Jose Marti Memorial in Revolution Square in Havana, Cuba, November 28, 2016. — Reuters pic
As night sets in people wait in line to pay tribute to Cuba's late President Fidel Castro at the Jose Marti Memorial in Revolution Square in Havana, Cuba, November 28, 2016. — Reuters pic

WASHINGTON, Nov 29 — President Barack Obama will not attend Fidel Castro’s funeral, the White House said today, demurring on the question of who would lead the US delegation.

“The president will not be traveling to attend the funeral of Fidel Castro,” said White House spokesman Josh Earnest.

Obama has sought to thaw tensions with Cuba, but stopped short of meeting Castro during a landmark trip to Havana earlier this year. — AFP

Related Articles

Up Next

Loading...