Fidel Castro’s death spurs a gamut of responses worldwide

Several were criticized for their remarks, whether censure or praise, about the late Cuban president, as others tried to strike a neutral tone.

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On Friday, Cuban President Raul Castro announced that his brother Fidel had died. He was 90.

Cubans, Cuban Americans in the Little Havana neighborhood of Miami and Cuban-American celebrities shared a breadth of reactions to the news.

The New York Times reported:

Mr. Castro’s defiance of American power made him a beacon of resistance in Latin America and elsewhere, and his bushy beard, long Cuban cigar and green fatigues became universal symbols of rebellion.

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