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Valerio Martinelli: Cubans know ideas matter

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Fidel Castro is dead. Thousands of Cubans, many of whom lived under Castro’s regime, gathered in the streets of Miami to celebrate his death. For them, his passing marked the symbolic end of a reign of terror, a nightmare that destroyed thousands of lives and forced a million Cubans to leave their homes and seek a new beginning in America. But in Cuba, nothing has changed. As the celebrations ended, Castro’s regime was still there. The people of Cuba are…

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Florida leaders react to the death of Fidel Castro

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Florida leaders are reacting to the death of former Cuban President Fidel Castro, who died Friday at the age of 90. U.S. Senator Bill Nelson: “Now that Fidel is gone, the U.S. should continue to press hard against his brother Raul and continue to take steps to support the Cuban people until he provides basic rights and freedoms to all the people of Cuba. In the meantime, the new Trump administration should continue the policy of opening travel and communication with…

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Cubans in Miami, Hialeah take to streets in celebration of Fidel Castro’s death

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South Florida cities are erupting in celebration of the death of former longtime Cuban dictator Fidel Castro. Sergio Bustos of POLITICO Florida reports that throughout Miami, a city of Cuban immigrants, can be heard shouts of: “Libertad! Libertad! Libertad!” Cubans of all ages took to the streets in Miami Friday evening throughout Saturday morning party over the demise of the man they believe stole their homeland. “Words really can’t express how I feel,” a Cuban man told NBC-6 in Miami.…

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Hillsborough county commissioners approve push to bring Cuban consulate to region

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The Hillsborough County Commission on Wednesday became the latest local agency to support the push to have a Cuban consulate in Tampa. “We’ve been told from our sources in Washington, D.C., that, if we truly want to be considered for the consulate, we must speak with one voice,” said Bob Rohrlack, president and CEO of The Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce, who made the request before the board. “If we resume the historical role of having the consulate here, which…

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