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.

Called both a despot and symbol of revolution, Cuba’s former president, Fidel Castro, has stoked strong emotions.

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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