Miami awakens to end of Castro regime

Miami awakens to end of Castro regime

There are 365 comments on the South Florida Sun-Sentinel story from Feb 19, 2008, titled Miami awakens to end of Castro regime. In it, South Florida Sun-Sentinel reports that:

The news that Cuban President Fidel Castro had permanently resigned dawned quietly on the exile community in Miami Tuesday.

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Cuban Fan

Miami, FL

#1 Feb 19, 2008
Viva Cuba. Allow for all its people to be free. If this is true I hope the Cuban people step up and take over. CUBA LIBRE.
Jimmy

Pompano Beach, FL

#2 Feb 19, 2008
I really feel bad for the Cuban people. It has to be tough to be forced to live in poverty for over 40 years. At least in this country if you're poor, it's your fault. I'm thankful every day for the freedoms we have as Americans and truly hope that other people of the world are able to enjoy freedoms like ours some day.
want to be first

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#3 Feb 19, 2008
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Not So Sure

Texarkana, AR

#4 Feb 19, 2008
He is probably already dead but they don't want anyone to know because it would cause another boat lift. When Cuba becomes free, if ever, and the Americans can go there, I wonder if they will be allowed to buy land and businesses like we allowed the Cubans to do here. Will it really be a Free Country?
Born American

AOL

#6 Feb 19, 2008
Does this mean that all the cubans will now go back to Cuba. That will be the day America celebrates. And Jimmy, why do you feel bad for a several generations of people who did not have the courage to defend their own country but elected to come here and complain about how bad things are here.
Ken

United States

#7 Feb 19, 2008
Congratulations on your retirement fidel, thanks for the memories!
bad boy

Miami, FL

#9 Feb 19, 2008
My understating is that Raul is at least as bad, and that he, along with Che Guevara, was behind the mass murders that followed the revolution.
CANUK

Vancouver, Canada

#11 Feb 19, 2008
He still will kick butt as head of the PARTY. Don't you hate having an older brother looking over ones' shoulder all the time!
Native Floridian

Phoenix, AZ

#12 Feb 19, 2008
Only the sad cuban community cares about this story. The average American could care less about what is going on in that little island.
THE LAST AMERICAN

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#15 Feb 19, 2008
Fidel Castro for PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES
HE RAN ALL THE CUBANS OUT OF CUBA MAYBE HE WILL BE ABLE TO SEND THEM BACK
HE IS THE BEST I AM VOTING FOR HIM.
LOL

Boca Raton, FL

#17 Feb 19, 2008
the media says cuba needs human rights and democracy but not the bush loving middle eastern countries and terrorists...who cares about democracy and humans rights in those countries.

our politicans are full of crap.
A1A CHARLES uber alles

Miami, FL

#19 Feb 19, 2008
Big deal.

Cubans are still the neocon henchmen in this state.

Let the democracy rhetoric flow like diarrhea. It aint like anything is gonna change with these exiles
American Exile

Hartsville, SC

#21 Feb 19, 2008
As a former native Miami Exile, no hard feelings and I wish the best to the hardcore Cubans I left behind back home 20 yrs ago. I hope that you seize the opportunity to return to Cuba and make a positive difference. While many cubans have brought vital economic and cultural change to S. FL, us natives whom have fled the violence and lingual segregation imposed upon native English-Speaking Americans in Miami to the point that it made no sense economically or ethically to stay. Has everyone forgotten the Omega7 terrorists? I haven't, I saw the bomb go off at the Radio Shack on Freedom Blvd and 8th st., Thats democracy? Ignoring or disrespecting the country and it's language that so openly gave you your freedom? thats American? I think not.

Viadero and Havana were once beautiful places for the world to visit. The beautiful ones brought these visions and more to Miami, God Bless you. The ugly socially repressed ones, the ones that still refuse to acknowledge that Miami, a once English speaking city of much history, once called The Magic City, the ugly whom vocally and socially segregated Miami into their own and purposely isolated native Miamians, to the elders and their offspring whom live here yet harbor hostility in their hearts for the Bay of Pigs or whatever may be your reason, now is the time to put your efforts towards the homeland that you so pine for.

And here's the kicker. Go to current day Communist Cuba, you will find many there who do speak english and wish for the same freedoms we have here in the US. I wonder if you traded places, if they would openly embrace Americas native tounge and not shun it as you have?
Jimmy

Pompano Beach, FL

#22 Feb 19, 2008
Born American wrote:
Does this mean that all the cubans will now go back to Cuba. That will be the day America celebrates. And Jimmy, why do you feel bad for a several generations of people who did not have the courage to defend their own country but elected to come here and complain about how bad things are here.
Well, because not everyone in the populace is willing to take a bullet in the head. Remember that the government has all the guns and the people don't. Plus, you starve those people for 40 years, and they'll be pretty weak to fight. I'm sure if you had the misfortune of being born there, you'd be in the same boat (no pun intended). I just know that we are all human beings and injustices are happening to the human beings that live there. And don't forget that many of the people there are little grandmothers and children who can do even less against a well-armed regime. So, Born American, try being a little less xenophobic and realize that it's a small world out there. We're not the only ones inhabiting it, and it does us no good to hate others just because they happened to be born elsewhere. Realize that a stable international community is way better than a rigid isolationist policy in our planet.
ITZME

AOL

#23 Feb 19, 2008
Comrade Fidel has a date in Hell.

Put another log on the fire.

Adios, El Gran Fidel.

:-)
Bobby

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#24 Feb 19, 2008
If the Cubans love Cuba so much - go back
CANUK

Vancouver, Canada

#26 Feb 19, 2008
Fidel will kick butt as head of the Party, looking over Raul's shoulder. No change, no american domination.Sorry gusanitos no return.
Curious George

Apex, NC

#28 Feb 19, 2008
Native Floridian wrote:
Only the sad cuban community cares about this story. The average American could care less about what is going on in that little island.
Yes and how sad! This has been and is a part of the problem related to the beautiful people of Cuba. The American people care only about themselves and their children can't even locate Cuba on a map much less the state in which they live.
Al Capone

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#29 Feb 19, 2008
Noone cares about cuba or cubans. All they did was ruin Florida. now just go home.
Greg

Spartanburg, SC

#30 Feb 19, 2008
I really feel sorry for Hollywood. They must really be torn up about this. Their hero is stepping down. Oliver Stone, Michael Moore and all the other dictator loving morons can only hope that a new younger dictator will rise up and keep Cuba under control.

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