File - In this Nov. 26, 2016, file photo, Cuban-Americans react to the death of Fidel Castro, Saturday, Nov. 26, 2016, in the Little Havana area in Miami.(AP Photo/Alan Diaz)
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Isabella Prio was born in Miami, is 20 now and a junior at Boston College who fully expects to return to Cuba someday and help shape the island's future.For the hundreds of thousands of children like Prio and Cancio born of Cuban exiles – some two and three generations removed from the island – Fidel Castro's death potentially opens a door to a world long off-limits."We all respect the sacrifices and the history of our parents, especially those of us from Miami," she said.That's why she believes in educating Cuban-Americans, while building bridges with folks in Cuba.Still, Cancio doesn't believe that she, or the Miami-born children of exiles, has a role to play in reshaping Cuba.Javier Gonzalez, a 21-year-old University of Miami junior, feels that Cuba is his birthright. His father came from Cuba and hasn't returned. When news of Castro's death broke, he texted Prio, his friend.Prio's grandfather, Carlos Prio Socarras, was president of Cuba from 1948 until 1952, when Fulgencio Batista organized a coup and overthrew the government.Like Gonzalez, Prio believes she will someday go to Cuba and hopes to play a part in its rebuilding.
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