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In Miami’s Little Havana, Castro’s Death Sparks Celebration

  • Many in communist island fled, leaving behind homes and family
  • Former revolutionary leader of Cuba died late Friday at 90
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What Fidel Castro's Death Means for Cuba and the West

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Cuban-Americans took to the streets in Miami Saturday morning as news spread that Fidel Castro, the father of the Cuban revolution and a man who prompted many to flee the island, leaving behind homes and family members, had died at 90.

While Havana remained eerily quiet after the announcement of Castro’s death on state media, hundreds had gathered on a stretch of 8th Street in Miami’s Little Havana, banging pots and pans and dancing. Cars rolled slowly through the streets, honking and waving Cuban and American flags. Other celebrations were seen in Cuban-American neighborhoods like Hialeah.