Friday, Nov. 25, 2016 marked the death of Fidel Castro, the former President of Cuba.
The death of the political figure is leaving people reeling with how to remember him. Regardless, Miami, Florida broke out in celebration when the citizens learned of his death, hundreds of people taking to the streets with pots and pans, flags, motorcycles, and countless other ways of fest.
However, from the political side of things, the United States are unsure how this change in leadership will affect U.S. and Cuban relations. U.S. citizens have been allowed to visit Cuba since late August of this year. Raul Castro, Fidel’s brother, has been in power for the past several years, but with the passing of his brother, perhaps wider change will occur. There remains some insecurity concerning this intangible bridge, what with the U.S. President-Elect, Donald Trump, assuming the presidency in two months. In the past, Mr. Trump has spoken conflictingly in regards to our relationship with Cuba. But two months is a long time, politically speaking. Perhaps this turbulent time is what Cuba needs to become free.