The Associated Press will send the following stories on Fidel Castro’s death after midnight EDT:
WASHINGTON — Fidel Castro’s passing removes what was long the single greatest psychological barrier to a warmer U.S.-Cuban relationship. But it also adds to the uncertainty ahead with the transition from an Obama to Trump administration. An AP News Analysis. By Bradley Klapper. MOVING: 850 words. AP Photo NYPS220.
HAVANA —His words and image had filled schoolbooks, airwaves and newspapers since before many of them were born. Now Cubans must face life without Fidel Castro, the leader who steered their island to both greater social equality and years of economic ruin. By Michael Weissenstein and Andrea Rodriguez. MOVING: 750 words. AP Photos, video.
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He overthrew a strongman, brought his country free health care and education, and enlisted Cubans in what he called fights for freedom from Central America to South Africa. Fidel Castro also maintained a steel grip at home, jailing dissidents and gays, controlling freedom of travel and expression and declaring virtually any activity outside his control to be illegitimate. By Anita Snow. MOVING: 550 words. AP Photos.
MIAMI — Wearing his “Bay of Pigs Veteran” shirt, 80-year-old Rafael Torre stood amid hundreds of Cuban-Americans celebrating the death of Fidel Castro and marveled that he remained in power for so long. Cuban exiles such as Torre tried numerous ways to dislodge Castro after he took control in 1959, including the failed 1961 CIA-backed invasion memorialized on his shirt. Now, like many others, Torre is hopeful for Cuba’s future with the bearded revolutionary leader finally gone. By Curt Anderson, Ian Mader and Tamara Lush. AP Photos. 851 words.
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