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Miami celebrations at Fidel Castro’s death shock those in Havana

This Nov. 26, 2016, file photo shows Jose Fernandez dressed as Fidel Castro feigning death as he and other members of the Cuban community celebrate Fidel Castro’s death outside Versailles Restaurant in the Little Havana neighborhood of Miami. (Wilfredo Lee / Associated Press)
Some Cuban-Americans have been celebrating Fidel Castro’s death with jubilation and vulgar humor, calling it a well-earned release after decades of exile and insults from the man they blame for ruining their homeland. In Cuba, the bawdy reaction to Castro’s death has shocked and offended even critics of the government.

Pilot told Colombia controllers ‘no fuel’ before crash

Rescue workers stand Tuesday at the wreckage site of a chartered airplane that crashed in a mountainous area outside Medellin, Colombia. (Luis Benavides / Associated Press)
The pilot of the chartered plane carrying a Brazilian soccer team told air traffic controllers he had run out of fuel and desperately pleaded for permission to land before crashing into the Andes, according to a leaked recording of the final minutes of the doomed flight.

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