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Onchan man caught up in Castro mourning

Howard Parkin describes sombre mood in Cuba

An Onchan man on a family holiday has become embroiled in the mourning of a notorious political figure.

Howard Parkin's trip to Cuba took a dramatic twist following the death of iconic leader Fidel Castro.

Nine days of mourning are taking place in the region until his funeral on Monday.

Mr Parkin described the sombre mood which quickly descended in the country, following the announcement of the former leader's passing

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