>> In the wake of Fidel Castro's death, world leaders paying tribute. US President Barack Obama saying America extends a hand of friendship to the Cuban people. His soon to be successor, Donald Trump, tweeting a more matter of fact response. Russian President Vladimir Putin calling him an inspiring example for many countries.
Mikhail Gorbachev, the final leader of the Soviet Union, stating Castro left a lasting mark on his country and on world history. In South Africa, President Jacob Zuma thanked Castro for his help and support overthrowing apartheid, the head of the Nelson Mandela Foundation echoing the sentiment. To the people of Cuba, your pain is ours.
Fidel Castro belonged to you as much as he belonged to us.>> Indian leaders, too, paying rich tribute.>> All of us who were young and students at that time, for us the hero, revolutionary hero he was to me, Fidel Castro. So in that sense, it's an end of an era, but in another sense, his revolutionary legacy will live forever.
>> Even his worst enemies will not deny that he's an icon of an era.>> French president, Francois Hollande, mourned the loss of a major figure on the world stage, but noted concerns over human rights under the Castro regime.