Friday, September 17, 2021

Fidel Castro: His Death Sparks Celebrations in the Streets of Miami; Obama and World Leaders React

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*It’s time to party! That’s the reaction of a lot of people in South Florida with news of the death of Cuba’s revolutionary leader Fidel Castro at the age of 90. Castro’s passing triggered celebrations on the streets of Miami where many Cuban exiles have made their home.

Large crowds gathered waving Cuban flags, cheering, dancing and banging on pots and pans late Friday, according to HuffingtonPost.

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Castro’s government improved the living conditions of the very poor, achieved health and literacy levels on a par with rich countries and rid Cuba of a powerful Mafia presence. But it came with a price for Cuba’s citizens because he also tolerated little dissent, jailed opponents, seized private businesses and monopolized the media. Castro’s opponents labelled him a dictator and hundreds of thousands fled the island.

Many settled in Florida, influencing U.S. policy toward Cuba and plotting Castro’s demise though they never managed to dislodge him.

His death on Friday was announced by his brother Raul to whom he handed over power in 2006. Castro’s remains will be cremated, according to his wishes. His brother said details of his funeral would be announced on Saturday.

Meanwhile, here’s what political and world leaders are saying about Castro’s death on Friday.

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President Obama and Raul Castro

In his statement, President Obama offered his condolences to the Castro family and mentioned how his administration has tried to warm relations between the U.S. and Cuba.

President-elect Donald Trump reacted to the news that Cuban dictator Fidel Castro died at age 90 with a simple tweet. He just wrote, “Fidel Castro is dead!” at 8:08 a.m., offering no other thoughts.

Florida Senator Marco Rubio reminded people that the Castro regime is still in place. Both of Rubio’s parents fled the Castro regime.

Trump’s statement also pales in comparison to the lengthy one issued by Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, which made little reference to Castro’s human rights record.

“While a controversial figure, both Mr. Castro’s supporters and detractors recognized his tremendous dedication and love for the Cuban people who had a deep and lasting affection for ‘el Comandante,’” Trudeeau said. “I know my father was very proud to call him a friend and I had the opportunity to meet Fidel when my father passed away. It was also a real honour to meet his three sons and his brother President Raúl Castro during my recent visit to Cuba.”

Russian President Vladimir Putin called the Cuban strongman an “inspiring example for many countries” and a “symbol of an era” in a telegram he sent to the former leader’s brother and successor, Raul Castro.


 

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2 COMMENTS

  1. Marco Rubio is a cowardly spineless punk ,he and Ted Cruz ,as Trump broke them down like the little SNIVELING bitches they are. And their ego’s still won’t allow them to be quiet.

    Mr Castro repeatedly defeated the racist white supremacy regimes worldwide like America,including the John Kennedy led Bay of Pigs invasion,even outlasted communist Russia,lol.

    He strongly supported African countries who wanted to get the oppressor off their back,look up the words of respected folk Nelson Mandela,Malcolm X spoke highly of him,even today he offered Assata Shakur a home.
    And chastised President Obama in a letter written earlier this year on March 27th.

    90 years old,God bless him,outlasting all of his enemies, standing up to so called power the majority of his life. Offering FREE education and healthcare to his people.Look at the majority of people who bad mouth notice how they look.

    Trump showed he too is a puppet.but not to one but to many.

    Notice how mr stupid opinion on everything had no opinion on this leaders demise.Because he had to not alienate his idol Putin and the Cubans who I suspect overwhelmingly voted for him.Donald Trump aka mr in between

  2. I meant to say his idol Putin who helped rig the election in his favor.

    Which is why Trump said he knew if he didn’t win the election it was rigged because he was rigging it himself,lol. But most people are too dumb to realize what he was really saying!

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