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Controversial Former Cuban Leader Fidel Castro Dead At 90

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Nov. 26 2016, Updated 3:04 p.m. ET

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Cuba's powerful leader Fidel Castro is dead at age 90, and the world appears to be throwing a celebration for the death of a man who caused many locals to flee after serving president for 32 years.

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Castro's brother and currently the president, Raul Castro, revealed that he died on Friday night around nearly 10:30 p.m, according to the Associated Press.

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The controversial leader caused an upset in the Western Hemisphere when he brought on the Cold War in 1959, fought with 11 presidents from the United States, and even scared many nations into thinking he was about to launch a nuclear war during his power trip.

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Castro's health took a turn for the worse in 2006 when he was forced to undergo surgery for intestinal bleeding. He reassigned his presidential duties to his brother Raul two years after his scare.

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"As time went by, we had been hearing less and less from Fidel Castro. We all knew he had been ill for a decade and was not seen since August after his birthday, which was celebrated across the country," editor Lucia Newman for Al Jazeera's Latin America said after he died.

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"His death is going to have an enormous emotional impact on Cubans. It does really feel like the beginning of the end of the Castro era," added Newman.

Donald Trump sent out a tweet immediately following the news of Castro taking his last breath. "Fidel Castro is dead!" the president-elect's tweet read.

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Footage also began circulating on social media, showing streets in Cuba where people are dancing and celebrating that the brutal leader had finally died.

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As RadarOnline.com reported, the Kardashians made a big entrance into Cuba earlier this year in May. Since the country was in economic ruin, critics slammed the family's high-profile visit to the financially struggling country.

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"I know it's cool for celebrities to go to Cuba, but Cuban people don't experience the glamorous Havana that is featured on social media," South Florida Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen told PEOPLE magazine in a statement. "Far from photo shoots and fruity drinks, everyday Cubans exerpeince a different, sad reality."

Despite the criticism, Khloe Kardashian continued to rub the locals the wrong way by posing in front of Fidel Castro's name plastered on the side of a wall.

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