Fidel Castro, former leader of Cuba, has died

Fidel Castro, the former leader of Cuba, has died at the age of 90.

News of Castro's death was announced by his brother, Raul Castro, on Cuban state television. His brother, Raul, took over as President from Fidel on a provisional basis in 2006, and permanently in 2008.

Throughout Saturday, political leaders in the U.S. and other nations in the American continent have reacted to news of Castro's passing.

 

The White House

President-Elect Donald Trump

Vice President-Elect Mike Pence

Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto

(Translation: Lamenting the passing of Fidel Castro Ruz, lider of the Cuban Revolution and the emblematic reference of the 20th Century)

(Translation: Fidel Castro was a friend of Mexico, promoter of a bilateral relation based on respect, dialogue, and solidarity) 

Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro

(Translation: 60 years after the departure of the Granma from Mexico, Fidel has joined immortality of those who fought all their lives. Ever onward to victory...)

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