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Senator Ted Cruz (R-Texas), a former, posted a short message on Facebook, writing: "Fidel Castro's death cannot bring back his thousands of victims, nor can it bring comfort to their families".

"Fidel Castro's legacy is one of firing squads, theft, unimaginable suffering, poverty and the denial of fundamental human rights", Trump said in the statement. He has commended Castro as a true representative of people.

In a solemn and unexpected broadcast, Raul announced that Castro had died at 10:29 p.m. local time on Friday and his body would be cremated later on Saturday.

The Left parties in West Bengal today took out a rally here and made a decision to fly the red flag at half mast for three days at their respective offices across the state as a mark of respect to Cuban leader Fidel Castro.

The president oversaw the lifting of the decades-long embargo of Cuba and was the first sitting president to visit the island nation since 1928.

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Castro's death came just weeks after Trump, a frequent critic of the deal that lead to a reopening of diplomatic relations with Cuba, was elected president.

"We are one with the family of Mr. Castro, the Cuban Government, and the Cuban nation during this period of deep mourning", he added.

Florida GOP Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen - who was born in Havana in 1952 and whose family eight years later fled Castro's regime - told "Fox News" on Saturday that Trump criticized Obama's 2014 deal because the USA made concessions "in exchange for nothing", including Cuba releasing no American political prisoners.

"Today, the world marks the passing of a brutal dictator who oppressed his own people for almost six decades. I join the many Cuban Americans who supported me so greatly in the presidential campaign, including the Brigade 2506 Veterans Association that endorsed me, with the hope of one day soon seeing a free Cuba".