The death of Fidel Castro has sparked a number of mix reactions, but for the Cuban Americans in Miami it's the end of an era in Cuba.
In the early hours of Saturday morning, crowds gathered around Miami, waving Cuban flags, dancing and chanting to celebrate the death of the Cuba's former president. In Miami, many of the Cuban Americans are descendants of those who fled Cuba when he rose into power to escape his communist rule.
Castro's death will symbolize a new era for Cuban democracy. In a statement, Governor Rick Scott said, "After decades of oppression, the Cuban people deserve freedom, peace and democracy. I have met so many Cubans who have come to Florida to flee the tyranny, brutality, and communism of the Castro brothers’ oppressive regime.” "Today’s news should usher in an era of freedom, peace and human dignity for everyone in Cuba and the State of Florida stands ready to assist in that mission.”
Castro died Friday night at the age of 90. No word on his cause of death.
Check out this video by The Guardian showing Miami’s reaction to Castro’s death.