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Maradona Expresses Grief for Fidel Castro's Death

Maradona Expresses Grief for Fidel Castro's Death

Trump said Castro left a legacy of "firing squads, theft, unimaginable suffering, poverty and the denial of fundamental human rights".

Fidel Castro's death triggered an emotional and long-awaited celebration in Miami's large Cuban-American community Saturday as peaceful demonstrators waved flags and honked vehicle horns, many cheering with joy and others weeping for family members who didn't live to see this day.

"Today we remember them and honor the courageous souls who fought the lonely fight against the brutal Communist dictatorship he imposed on Cuba", Cruz said. "Our administration will do all it can to ensure the Cuban people can finally begin their journey toward prosperity and liberty".

Cuban leader Raul Castro said his brother died late on Friday, exactly 60 years since Fidel and a band of armed comrades left from the port of Tuxpan on Mexico's Gulf coast.

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"Those people who said that the exile community is one of old men, they should see here that ... the desire of a democratic and progressive Cuba is a wish of all Cubans", she said.

The last time the two friends met was three years ago in Havana and Maradona recalled that 'when he came in the room, he stood up and told me, You came to say goodbye.

House Speaker Paul Ryan: 'Now that Fidel Castro is dead, the cruelty and oppression of his regime should die with him.

Almeida, who has lobbied for MPR at the state Capitol, visited Cuba previous year and it was the first time she met many of her relatives.

After the Cuban Revolution, the United States wanted to put a stop to communism and install a government more in line with USA philosophy.

Now that Fidel Castro is gone, what does that mean for my parents' dream of going back "home?"
I'm proud and I thank all of the people - from the Bay of Pigs, all the way to the prisoners and the dissidents, and a lot of people who are working hard to make this a change in Cuba now.

Trudeau did not see Fidel Castro during his official visit to Cuba in November.

Hopefully Castro's death is the beginning of the end of communism in Cuba, and if so, maybe it will open the door for my family to become more connected to our roots.

"I want to thank him for everything", added a visibly moved Maradona, who has a tattoo of Fidel Castro on his leg, according to the IANS.

But Martin Castro said his half-brother's ashes would not be interred in BĂ­ran.

Born in Havana, Mora Blanco lived in Cuba for 35 years before coming to Canada with his family.

"The name of this distinguished statesman is rightly considered the symbol of an era in modern world history", said Russian President Vladimir Putin in a telegram to Raul Castro.

He says he languished in a Cuban prison after fighting for revolution, winning, only to be forced to fight again.

But for the almost 2 million Americans with Cuban roots, it's impossible to articulate how much he directly affected our lives. "Well one such giant tree fell in Cuba today".

"He advised me, spoke to me about drugs, about what he could".

Florida Senator Bill Nelson: 'Now that Fidel is gone, US should press hard against Raul and support the Cuban people until he provides basic rights and freedoms to all'.