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Death of Fidel Castro

Long time Cuban Dictator, Fidel Castro died on November 25 and news spread quickly to the Cuban exile community in Miami, FL, were mass celebrations ensued. People came out waving the Cuban flag in the wake of the death of the man the defined the live of many Cuban Americans in the last few decades. Many were celebrating that Castro died, while others were celebrating that they were hopeful that this now meant that Cuba was free. Many were hopeful that this would mean improved relations with Cuba, allowing many to visit the country they fled, reunite with family, or even allow more Cuban Immigrants into the country. Nearly 500,000 people have left Cuba in the last 50 years, with more expected to leave in the wake of Castro’s death. The US has supported a program that allows Cuban Americans to apply for a green card after spending a year and a day in the US, and some fear that program will be thrown out in the wake of president-elect Trump and an improving relationships between Cuba and the United States. In the end, the Castro’s death represents an end to a painful chapter in the live of many Cubans and Cuban Americans.