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
Fidel Castro is dead!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 26, 2016
Vice President-Elect Mike Pence
The tyrant #Castro is dead. New hope dawns. We will stand with the oppressed Cuban people for a free and democratic Cuba. Viva Cuba Libre!— Mike Pence (@mike_pence) November 26, 2016
Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto
Lamento el fallecimiento de Fidel Castro Ruz, líder de la Revolución cubana y referente emblemático del siglo XX.— Enrique Peña Nieto (@EPN) November 26, 2016
(Translation: Lamenting the passing of Fidel Castro Ruz, lider of the Cuban Revolution and the emblematic reference of the 20th Century)
Fidel Castro fue un amigo de México, promotor de una relación bilateral basada en el respeto, el diálogo y la solidaridad.— Enrique Peña Nieto (@EPN) November 26, 2016
(Translation: Fidel Castro was a friend of Mexico, promoter of a bilateral relation based on respect, dialogue, and solidarity)
Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro
A 60años de la partida del Granma de México parte Fidel hacia la Inmortalidad de los que luchan toda la Vida...Hasta la Victoria Siempre... pic.twitter.com/wjLS9ngzA5— Nicolás Maduro (@NicolasMaduro) November 26, 2016
(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...)