After Fidel Castro’s death, News Channel 8 reports from Miami; will report from Cuba

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(WFLA) – News Channel 8’s Jeff Patterson is in Cuba where residents are reacting to the death of longtime leader Fidel Castro.

Castro, who led a rebel army to improbable victory in Cuba, embraced Soviet-style communism and defied the power of 10 U.S. presidents during his half century rule, died Friday at age 90.

Watch Jeff’s report above. Keep watching News Channel 8 for additional reporting from Cuba.

Meanwhile, News Channel 8 Anchor Gene Ramirez was in Miami when the announcement was made. People were dancing in the streets and celebrating. Watch Gene’s report below. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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