• Cuba starts return to normal as mourning for Castro ends

    A Cuban band plays at a cafe in Old Havana, Cuba, Monday, Dec. 5, 2016. Nine days of mourning for Fidel Castro end and Cuba begins to resume its life, with music in the streets, alcohol sold again and work returning to a normal pace. (AP Photo/Enric Marti)

    HAVANA (AP) — Music is playing in the streets again. Tourists are sipping mojitos at sidewalk cafes. Flags are flapping at full staff. After nine days of national mourning for Fidel Castro, Cuba is slowly returning to noisy, boisterous normality.

  • Fidel Castro’s ashes interred in private ceremony in Cuba

    The motorcade carrying the ashes of the late Cuban leader Fidel Castro makes i's final journey towards the Santa Ifigenia cemetery in Santiago, Cuba Sunday, Dec. 4, 2016. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)

    SANTIAGO, Cuba (AP) — Fidel Castro’s ashes were interred in a private ceremony Sunday morning, ending nine days of mourning for the man who ruled Cuba for nearly half a century.

  • Fidel Castro’s ashes arrive at Cuba cemetery for interment

    SANTIAGO, Cuba (AP) — This is the latest on the funeral of Fidel Castro in Santiago, Cuba. (All times local):

  • Raul Castro: Cuba will ban naming of monuments after Fidel

    People wait for the start of a memorial honoring the late Fidel Castro at Plaza Antonio Maceo in Santiago, Cuba, Saturday, Dec. 3, 2016. After a four-day journey across the country through small towns and cities where his rebel army fought its way to power nearly 60 years ago, Castro's remains arrived to Santiago for burial. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)

    SANTIAGO, Cuba (AP) — Cuban President Raul Castro said Saturday that his government will prohibit the naming of streets or public monuments after his brother Fidel in keeping with the former leader’s desire to avoid the development of a personality cult.

  • Fidel Castro ashes complete first leg of cross-country trip

    People gather in the street to watch Fidel Castro's funeral procession, as his ashes pass through Esperanza, Cuba, Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2016. Castro's ashes have begun a four-day journey, retracing the path of his triumphant march into Havana nearly six decades ago, to their final resting place in the eastern city of Santiago. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)

    SANTA CLARA, Cuba (AP) — Fidel Castro’s ashes are completing the first leg of a more than 500-mile (800-kilometer) journey across Cuba, traveling in a flag-draped cedar coffin through small towns and cities where his rebel army fought its way to power nearly 60 years ago.

  • Cubans line streets as Fidel Castro’s ashes begin journey

    Placed in a small coffin covered by a Cuban flag the ashes of Cuban leader Fidel Castro are driven along the streets of Havana, Cuba, Wednesday Nov. 30, 2016. Castro's ashes have begun a four-day journey across Cuba from Havana to their final resting place in the eastern city of Santiago.(AP Photo/Enric Marti)

    HAVANA (AP) — To waving flags and some shouts of “Long may he live!” Fidel Castro’s ashes began a four-day journey across the island Wednesday, retracing the path of his triumphant march into Havana nearly six decades ago.