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In Havana, Fidel Castro's passing marks the end of an era

In Havana, Fidel Castro's passing marks the end of an era

The death of Fidel Castro at age 90 prompted an outpouring of grief in his Cuban homeland on Saturday while touching  off joyful celebrations among exiled Cubans in Florida, dramatizing the polarizing legacy of the late revolutionary icon and political strongman.

In Havana, the Cuban capital, the announcement of his death was far from unexpected — Castro had been ailing for years and appeared thin and frail in rare recent public appearances — but a profound sense of loss was evident among many Cubans about the passing of “El Comandante.” 

A ubiquitous presence for generations of Cubans since his revolutionary...

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