The death of Fidel Castro has caused celebrations among the country’s exiles in Miami — and expressions of sorrow from some leaders worldwide.
U.S. President-elect Donald Trump took to Twitter hours later to share a thought that raised the eyebrows of many in traditional Trump style: “Fidel Castro is dead!”
However, Castro was mourned by some present and former national leaders.
Russian President Vladimir Putin said in a telegram to Raul Castro: “Free and independent Cuba, which he (Fidel Castro) and his allies built, became an influential member of the international community and became an inspiring example for many countries and nations. Fidel Castro was a sincere and reliable friend of Russia.”
Salvador Sanchez Ceren, the president of El Salvador, said he felt “deep sorrow … of my friend and eternal companion, Commander Fidel Castro Ruz.”
Mexican president Enrique Pena Nieto tweeted that “Fidel Castro was a friend of Mexico, promoting bilateral relations based on respect, dialogue and solidarity.”
“Fidel Castro was one of the most iconic personalities of the 20th century,” Indian Prime Minister Nerendra Modi said on Twitter. “India mourns the loss of a great friend.”
How do you feel about this ruthless dictator’s demise?