Colin Kapernick booed in Miami for ‘defending’ Fidel Castro


On top of Colin Kaepernick‘s lackluster performance against the home team Miami Dolphins on Sunday, the 49ers quarterback rubbed some people the wrong way with his off-field comments, the latest of which defended late Cuban leader Fidel Castro. 

When Kaepernick took the field on Sunday, boos proved again that the NFL star is now one of the league’s most polarizing figures. 

Earlier this season, Kaepernick sported a t-shirt capturing the meeting between Castro and Malcolm X in 1960. A Miami Herald reporter whose parents emigrated from Cuba grilled Kaepernick last week for wearing the shirt.  Read more…

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Justin Trudeau tries to woo back supporters by tempering comments on Castro


A day after Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau broke hearts by praising Fidel Castro in the wake of the Cuban leader’s death, everyone’s favorite Canadian since Michael J. Fox stood by his comments while making some allowances for Castro’s darker side. 

Trudeau kicked off an uproar on Saturday morning when he released a statement that spoke of Castro’s “tremendous dedication and love for the Cuban people” and called Castro a “legendary revolutionary and orator” as well as “remarkable.” 

Speaking at a conference in Madagascar, Trudeau stood by his original comments, but tried to frame them in a more historical contextRead more…

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The internet’s honeymoon with Justin Trudeau comes to an end after he praises Fidel Castro


It appears the internet’s honeymoon phase with Justin Trudeau is officially over.

While it once appeared as though the adored Canadian Prime Minister could do no wrong in the judgmental eyes of the internet, his statement on the passing of 90-year-old Fidel Castro changed all of that.

After hearing news that the former Cuban leader died on Friday, Trudeau released a statement on Saturday morning praising Castro as a “remarkable” leader.

In wake of the unexpected words of kindness, shocked Trudeau fans are left struggling to come to terms with the fact that their love affair with the Prime Minister could be over. Read more…

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Obama and Trump’s opposite reactions to Fidel Castro’s death caught the internet’s ire


Politicians and leaders around the world are reacting to the news that former Cuban leader, Fidel Castro, passed away on Friday.

Saturday morning, President Barack Obama and President-elect Donald Trump released very different statements on the death of 90-year-old Castro, both of which came under fire on social media.

Many Republicans have expressed their feelings that Obama’s statement is far too soft, while others are mocking Trump for taking the time to focus on his endorsements in his much harsher statement about Castro.

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Trump had a surprisingly simple reaction to Fidel Castro’s death


Former Cuban leader, Fidel Castro, died Friday at the age of 90. 

When President-elect Donald Trump learned of the news on Saturday morning, he, of course, turned to his favorite social media site to share his reaction with his followers.

In a surprisingly simple tweet, Trump announced Castro’s death to the world, like his Twitter account is the political world’s obituary page. Of course, it also included an exclamation point.

Fidel Castro is dead!

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 26, 2016

Trump’s tweet offered no elaboration, dramatic adjectives or usual insights into his blunt opinions — just a simple, four-word-long death announcement.  Read more…

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Miami’s Little Havana celebrates in the wake of Fidel Castro’s death


For many Cuban Americans, the announcement of Fidel Castro’s death brings closure to a long and troubled history.

The revolutionary guerrilla died aged 90, as announced by his brother on state television late Friday. 

Shortly after the news, Miami’s Little Havana neighborhood came alive. 

Videos and pictures on social media showed people cheering, waving American and Cuban flags, honking car horns and banging pots and pans in the early hours of Saturday morning.

“Fidel! Tyrant! Take your brother with you!” some chanted, according to journalist Danny Rivero. Read more…

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Revolutionary or despot: World reacts after Fidel Castro dies at 90


Fidel Castro died at age 90, his brother Raul Castro announced late Friday. Rebel leader and former president of Cuba, Castro was an antagonist of at least 10 American presidents and a staunch socialist until his death.

Fighting the dictator Fulgencio Batista, Castro and his soldiers swept into Havana on Jan. 8, 1959. 

Although his promise of liberation and equality was greeted across central and southern America, Castro held thousands of political prisoners and kept a tight grip on his people. Many fled to the U.S. in the following decades. Read more…

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Cuban revolutionary Fidel Castro dead at 90


HAVANA — Former President Fidel Castro, who led a rebel army to improbable victory in Cuba, embraced Soviet-style communism and defied the power of 10 U.S. presidents during his half century rule, has died at age 90.

Castro’s reign over the island-nation 90 miles from Florida was marked by the U.S.-backed Bay of Pigs invasion in 1961 and the Cuban Missile Crisis a year later that brought the world to the brink of nuclear war. 

The bearded revolutionary, who survived a crippling U.S. trade embargo as well as dozens, possibly hundreds, of assassination plots, died eight years after ill health forced him to formally hand power over to his younger brother Raul, who announced his death late Friday on state television. Read more…

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