Miami: Cuban Americans celebrate Fidel Castro's death

While some remember Castro's achievements, others condemn his half-century rule and embrace of Soviet-style communism.

    Hundreds of Cuban Americans in Miami's Little Havana neighbourhood have taken to the streets to celebrate the death of revolutionary Cuban leader Fidel Castro.

    Castro, who led a rebel army to an improbable victory in Cuba, and defied the power of 10 US presidents during his half-century rule, died on Friday at age of 90.

    Cuba's current president, Raul Castro, announced his brother's death on state television early on Saturday.

    Exiled Cubans in Miami celebrated Castro's death by waving flags, popping champagne and chanting "Cuba Libre". 

    Thousands took to social media, with some commemorating the revolutionary leader's achievements such as universal medical care, while others condemned his rule and celebrated his death.

    Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, a senior Republican representative from Florida, where thousands of Cubans live, said on Twitter: 

     

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera News


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    Interactive: Coding like a girl

    Interactive: Coding like a girl

    What obstacles do young women in technology have to overcome to achieve their dreams? Play this retro game to find out.

    Heron Gate mass eviction: 'We never expected this in Canada'

    Hundreds face mass eviction in Canada's capital

    About 150 homes in one of Ottawa's most diverse and affordable communities are expected to be torn down in coming months

    I remember the day … I designed the Nigerian flag

    I remember the day … I designed the Nigerian flag

    In 1959, a year before Nigeria's independence, a 23-year-old student helped colour the country's identity.