Cuba to Observe 9 Days of Mourning After Fidel Castro's Death

Millions are reacting to the loss of Cuba's former leader.
3:01 | 11/28/16

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the world are reacting to the death of Fidel Castro. Cuba is observing a nine-day period of mourning. His death is igniting strong emotions and fierce political debate here in the states. Reporter: Good morning, Amy. As you know, Fidel Castro defied U.S. Presidents for nearly half a century. We have talked to so many Cubans in the streets here. One man telling me, without Castro, Cuba is nothing. When I asked two young women are they looking forward to the possibility of new free comes to here, they told me they're happy with what they have. And they, too, are honoring their leader. Walk down the streets of Cuba, and you can sense it. A country in mourning. The streets nearly empty. The flags at half staff. The music you typically hear in the streets here, silent. A country dealing with the loss of their long-time leader, Fidel Castro. He died late Friday night. He tells us he's proud of his leader but that Fidel Castro has already been gone for a long time. More than 200 miles away many Miami Florida. The mood for many is very different. Cuban exiles flooding the streets, celebrating. Waving the flag high and dancing. They say this is the end to an oppressive regime. He did a lot of damage. Especially for us that came in the '60s. We left everything. Reporter: President Obama, two recently renewed diplomatic ties to Cuba, offering a hand of friendship, saying we offer condolences to Fidel Castro's family. Saying history will judge and record the nojs impact of this figure. I hope we don't see Barack Obama and Joe Biden and Hillary Clinton and Democrats lining up to lionize a murderous tyrant and thug. Reporter: President-elect trump calling Castro a brutal dictator. Mr. Trump saying his administration will do all it can to ensure prosperity and liberty for the Cubans. We talked to American tourists here. This group from Texas. What are your hopes for the Cuban people now? I hope we can continue to have good relations with Cuba. Think that's what the people have indicated to us that they want. Reporter: They're expecting a mass gathering here at the plaza de la revolution. We asked the Cubans here in the streets what they thing about the future of Cuba and the U.S. After the thaw in relations from the last couple of years, they say much of that now depends on what they hear from president-elect trump. Let's get more from Jon Karl. We know during the campaign,

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