Miami Cubans Celebrate In The Streets After Fidel Castro’s Death: Must-See Photos & Videos

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Following former Cuban dictator Fidel Castro’s death at the age of 90, Miami’s community of Cuban exiles has erupted in celebrations.

Castro had been a polarizing political figure since he took power in the 1959 Cuban Revolution. Though his record certainly isn’t all negative, the reality is that he was an oppressive tyrant. Cuban-Americans often had to go to great lengths to escape Cuba and flee to Florida, so the Cuban community there is comprised of some of the most ardent detractors of Castro’s regime. So while Fidel’s brother Raul has been in power since 2008, the former dictator’s death has understandably elicited a great deal of emotion among Cuban-Americans.

Check out the photos and videos from the festivities.


 

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MIAMI, FL - NOVEMBER 26:   Miami residents celebrate the death of Fidel Castro on November 26, 2016 in Miami, Florida. Cuba's current President and younger brother of Fidel, Raul Castro, announced in a brief TV appearance that Fidel Castro had died at 22:29 hours on November 25 aged 90.  (Photo by Gustavo Caballero/Getty Images)

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MIAMI, FL - NOVEMBER 26:   Miami residents celebrate the death of Fidel Castro on November 26, 2016 in Miami, Florida. Cuba's current President and younger brother of Fidel, Raul Castro, announced in a brief TV appearance that Fidel Castro had died at 22:29 hours on November 25 aged 90.  (Photo by Gustavo Caballero/Getty Images)

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MIAMI, FL - NOVEMBER 26:   Miami residents celebrate the death of Fidel Castro on November 26, 2016 in Miami, Florida. Cuba's current President and younger brother of Fidel, Raul Castro, announced in a brief TV appearance that Fidel Castro had died at 22:29 hours on November 25 aged 90.  (Photo by Gustavo Caballero/Getty Images)

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MIAMI, FL - NOVEMBER 26: A person beats on a pot as she celebrates the news of the death of former Cuban President Fidel Castro outside the restaurant Versailles on November 26, 2016 in Miami, Florida. Many, mostly Cubans, gathered to wave flags and celebrate the news of the death of the Cuban revolutionary who died at 90.  (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

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MIAMI, FL - NOVEMBER 26:  People take to the streets as they react to the news of the death of former Cuban President Fidel Castro outside the restaurant Versailles on November 26, 2016 in Miami, Florida. Many, mostly Cubans, gathered to wave flags and celebrate the news of the death of the Cuban revolutionary who died at 90.  (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

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MIAMI, FL - NOVEMBER 26:  People take to the streets as they react to the news of the death of former Cuban President Fidel Castro outside the restaurant Versailles on November 26, 2016 in Miami, Florida. Many, mostly Cubans, gathered to wave flags and celebrate the news of the death of the Cuban revolutionary who died at 90.  (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

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MIAMI, FL - NOVEMBER 26:  People dance together as they react to the news of the death of former Cuban President Fidel Castro outside the restaurant Versailles on November 26, 2016 in Miami, Florida. Many, mostly Cubans, gathered to wave flags and celebrate the news of the death of the Cuban revolutionary who died at 90.  (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

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