November 25 2016
A woman carries a portrait of Cuba’s former president Fidel Castro during a May Day rally in Istanbul, Turkey, May 1, 2016. | Photo: Reuters
The world reacted instantly to Friday’s news that Fidel Castro, leader of the Cuban Revolution, died Friday at the age of 90.
Within minutes news of Fidel Castro’s death was trending on Twitter, with 350 thousand tweets within an hour of the announcement on Cuban national television. Wikipedia had almost instantly updated its entry on the leader of the small Caribbean island who inspired revolutionary movements throughout the world.
Fidel’s key allies in the region, leaders of the Bolivarian Revolution which owed so much to his legacy, responded quickly to the news:
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