News Channel 8’s Jeff Patterson reports from Cuba after Castro’s death

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(WFLA) – News Channel 8’s Jeff Patterson is in Cuba this week.

Schools and government offices were closed Tuesday for a second day of homage to Fidel Castro, with the day ending in a rally on the wide plaza where the Cuban leader delivered fiery speeches to mammoth crowds in the years after he seized power.

Hundreds of thousands of Cubans have been bidding farewell to Castro, pledging allegiance to his socialist ideology and paying tribute before images of the leader as a young guerrilla gazing out over the country he would come to rule for nearly a half century.

Jeff will provide updates on News Channel 8 and WFLA.com throughout the week.

See his stories from Monday here.

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