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The Latest: Castro brother pleased by honors for Fidel

  • People wave Cuban national flags as they watch the motorcade transporting the remains of Cuban leader Fidel Castro drive past, along the Malecon seaside boulevard, in Havana, Cuba, Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2016. Castro's ashes have begun a four-day journey across Cuba from Havana to their final resting place in the eastern city of Santiago.  (AP Photo/Dario Lopez-Mills)

    People wave Cuban national flags as they watch the motorcade transporting the remains of Cuban leader Fidel Castro drive past, along the Malecon seaside boulevard, in Havana, Cuba, Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2016. Castro's ashes have begun a four-day journey across Cuba from Havana to their final resting place in the eastern city of Santiago. (AP Photo/Dario Lopez-Mills)  (The Associated Press)

  • Fidel Castro's brother Martin Castro, 87, poses for a photo at his home in Biran, in the eastern province of Holguin, Cuba, Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2016 . Martin remembers the late Cuban leader as a restless child who enjoyed horse riding and hunting in the mountains near his hometown of Biran. Martin says he doesn't much like to travel so he didn't see Fidel very often, but he's grateful to see Cubans across the island paying tribute to his late brother. (AP Photo/Mauricio Munoz)

    Fidel Castro's brother Martin Castro, 87, poses for a photo at his home in Biran, in the eastern province of Holguin, Cuba, Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2016 . Martin remembers the late Cuban leader as a restless child who enjoyed horse riding and hunting in the mountains near his hometown of Biran. Martin says he doesn't much like to travel so he didn't see Fidel very often, but he's grateful to see Cubans across the island paying tribute to his late brother. (AP Photo/Mauricio Munoz)  (The Associated Press)

  • Fidel Castro's brother Martin Castro, 87, sits in his home surrounded by neighbors and other relatives in Biran, in the eastern province of Holguin, Cuba, Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2016. Martin remembers the late Cuban leader as a restless child who enjoyed horse riding and hunting in the mountains near his hometown of Biran. Martin says he doesn't much like to travel so he didn't see Fidel very often, but he's grateful to see Cubans across the island paying tribute to his brother. (AP Photo/Mauricio Munoz)

    Fidel Castro's brother Martin Castro, 87, sits in his home surrounded by neighbors and other relatives in Biran, in the eastern province of Holguin, Cuba, Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2016. Martin remembers the late Cuban leader as a restless child who enjoyed horse riding and hunting in the mountains near his hometown of Biran. Martin says he doesn't much like to travel so he didn't see Fidel very often, but he's grateful to see Cubans across the island paying tribute to his brother. (AP Photo/Mauricio Munoz)  (The Associated Press)

The Latest on the death of Cuban leader Fidel Castro (all times local):

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One of Fidel Castro's brothers is remembering the late Cuban leader as a restless child who enjoyed horse riding and hunting in the mountains near his hometown of Biran.

At 87, Martin Castro still lives in the town in the eastern province of Holguin in a modest home with his two children and his grandchildren.

Martin Castro says he doesn't much like to travel, so he didn't see Fidel very often. But he's grateful to see Cubans across the island paying tribute to his brother.

"Wherever you go, you see people crying, half the people crying," he told The Associated Press while sitting in his rocking chair watching the nationwide homage to his famous brother on television. "The people are responding correctly."