Fidel Castro, Cuba’s leader has passed away at age 90. Instead of mourning their dead head of the country, many people are celebrating because he is also the controversial president who caused many locals to flee during his 32 year ruling.
Raul Castro, the new leader, and Fidel’s brother revealed that he died on Friday night around 10:30 P.M.
During his long ruling, the problematic president brought on the Cold War in 1959, fought with 11 American presidents and even threatened other nations with launching a nuclear war.
In 2008, two years after a health scare, Castro appointed his brother as president of Cuba.
“As time went by, we had been hearing less and less from Fidel Castro. We all knew he had been ill for a decade and was not seen since August after his birthday, which was celebrated across the country,” Editor Lucia Newman for Al Jazeera’s Latin America said after he died.
“His death is going to have an enormous emotional impact on Cubans. It does really feel like the beginning of the end of the Castro era.”
Even the American president elect Donald Trump felt compelled to acknowledge the death of the Cuban President, by tweeting out: “Fidel Castro is dead!”
On social media, numerous images have begun circulating, showing people dancing in the streets in celebration of the news that the cruel leader has finally died.
Cuba is a place where celebrities like to go on holiday and the Kardashians visited earlier this year as well. They were immediately criticized for their high-profile visit to the financially struggling country.
“I know it’s cool for celebrities to go to Cuba, but Cuban people don’t experience the glamorous Havana that is featured on social media,” South Florida Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen told ‘People’ magazine. “Far from photo shoots and fruity drinks, everyday Cubans experience a different, sad reality.”
Ignoring the slamming, Khloe Kardashian even posted a picture of her standing in front of a wall that had the tyrannical president’s name on it.