Cuba's President Raul Castro and his government ministers sign an oath of allegiance in front of Fidel Castro's urn in Havana as they pay their respects to the late leader. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
NATURAL ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION). Cuban President Raul Castro on Monday signed an allegiance to the country's revolution during a ceremony in Havana to pay his final respects to his brother and predecessor Fidel Castro, who ruled for half a century and resisted the United States throughout the Cold War. Castro died on Friday at the age of 90, a decade after stepping down due to poor health and ceding power to his brother. Castro was admired by leftists and people of the developing world who saw him as a revolutionary champion of the poor, but he was vilified by many who viewed him as a dictator who oppressed Cubans and ruined the economy through socialism. His death has removed any impediment on Raul Castro to pursue deeper relations with Washington if U.S. President-elect Donald Trump warms to the idea of improved ties.