Fidel Castro dies

Cuban-American millennials anticipate role in evolving Cuba

MIAMI (AP)(STL.News) — Isabella Prio was born in Miami, is 20 now and a junior at Boston College who fully expects to return to Cuba someday and help shape the island’s future.  But she’s never been to the country where her grandfather was once president and refuses to visit until it’s a democracy. Cherie Cancio, … Continue reading Cuban-American millennials anticipate role in evolving Cuba

Miami Cuban celebration turns to reflection on Castro death

MIAMI (AP)(STL.News) — Celebration turned to somber reflection and church services Sunday as Cuban-Americans in Miami largely stayed off the streets following a raucous daylong party in which thousands marked the death of Fidel Castro. One Cuban exile car dealer, however, sought to turn the revolutionary socialist’s death into a quintessential capitalist deal by offering … Continue reading Miami Cuban celebration turns to reflection on Castro death

Fidel Castro clung to socialism, mentored new leftists

HAVANA (AP)(STL.News) — Fidel Castro’s revolution was slowly dying — or so it seemed. Communism had collapsed in Europe, and Cuba’s Soviet lifeline was severed. Food was in short supply. Power outages silenced TV sets normally tuned to a nighttime soap opera. Factories rusted in the tropical heat. The title of an American book seemed … Continue reading Fidel Castro clung to socialism, mentored new leftists

Celebration, sorrow and slights greet news of Castro’s death

(AP)(STL.News) While the death of Cuban leader Fidel Castro prompted cheers from the country’s exiles in Miami, the 90-year-old revolutionary leader’s passing produced expressions of respect in other parts of the world and measured responses from governments that saw the devoted socialist as a threat. U.S. President Barack Obama noted that while “discord and profound … Continue reading Celebration, sorrow and slights greet news of Castro’s death

Cubans in Miami: Revelry and reflection after Castro’s death

MIAMI (AP)(STL.News) — Within half an hour of the Cuban government’s official announcement that former President Fidel Castro had died, Miami’s Little Havana teemed with life — and cheers. Thousands of people banged pots with spoons, waved Cuban flags in the air and whooped in jubilation on Calle Ocho — 8th Street, and the heart … Continue reading Cubans in Miami: Revelry and reflection after Castro’s death