FILE- In this Nov. 25, 2016, file photo, the Cuban community in Miami celebrates the announcement that Fidel Castro died in front La Carreta Restaurant early in Miami. For the hundreds of thousands of children born of Cuban exiles, some who are two and three generations removed from the island, Fidel Castro’s death potentially opens a door to a world previously off-limits. (David Santiago/El Nuevo Herald via AP, File) (AP)

After Fidel: Cuban-American millennials anticipate role in evolving Cuba

Hundreds of thousands of children of Cuban exiles want a new Cuba


Tamara Lush
November 28, 2016 5:45PM (UTC)

MIAMI — For the hundreds of thousands of children 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.

Millennial Cuban-Americans say Castro's death at the age of 90 symbolically offers hope for improved dialogue between Cuba and the United States.

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To be sure, relations with Cuba have normalized incrementally in the past two years, since President Barack Obama eased travel rules and reduced investment barriers.

But the younger generation in both Miami and Cuba say it's their time to chart a new course for the island.


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