For many Cubans, the death of Fidel Castro on Friday meant the end of an era, a time to grieve a fallen socialist revolutionary considered by some to be the savior of a nation. But for Cuban-Americans living in Miami’s Little Havana neighborhood, it meant a night of celebration. Residents in the district took to the streets in the wake of the announcement of Castro’s death, banging pots and pans and honking car horns in celebration.
Civilians weren’t the only ones taking time to rejoice. Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, R-Fla., tweeted a series of jubilant messages about the future of the island nation in the wake of the symbolic death.