US Vice President-elect Mike Pence has posted his reaction on Twitter to the death of Fidel Castro and called the former Cuban leader a "tyrant".
Mr Pence said America "will stand with the oppressed Cuban people for a free and democratic Cuba".
The tyrant #Castro is dead. New hope dawns. We will stand with the oppressed Cuban people for a free and democratic Cuba. Viva Cuba Libre!
Thousands of people turned out to bid farewell to Fidel Castro as the former Cuban leader's ashes began their final journey.
Raul Castro and South American leaders were among those who attended a massive evening tribute to the late Cuban president.
Kim Jong Un, leader of North Korea, has paid his respects to Fidel Castro, former leader of Cuba.