Cuban Americans celebrate upon hearing about the death of longtime Cuban leader Fidel Castro in the Little Havana neighborhood of Miami, Florida on Nov. 26, 2016. / AFP
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Within half an hour of the Cuban government's official announcement that former President Fidel Castro had died, Miami's Little Havana teemed with life – and cheers.Castro has cast a shadow over Miami for decades, and in many ways, his policy and his power have shaped the city and its inhabitants.Cubans fled the island to Miami, Tampa, New Jersey and elsewhere after Castro took power in 1959 . Some were loyalists of Fulgencio Batista, the president prior to Castro, while others left with the hope they would be able to return soon, after Castro was toppled. In Miami, where Havana is closer both geographically and psychologically than Washington, the news of Castro's death was long anticipated by the exiles who left after Castro took power, and in the decades since.His parents both left Cuba decades ago. His father left Cuba before Castro took over, and then returned to visit during Castro's regime.
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