Gonna be one hell of a party in Miami tonight.
Update: Some initial reactions collected by Glenn Reynolds.
Update II: Donald Trump's statement (how sweet it is!)
"Today, the world marks the passing of a brutal dictator who oppressed his own people for nearly six decades. Fidel Castro’s legacy is one of firing squads, theft, unimaginable suffering, poverty and the denial of fundamental human rights.Update III: Compare and contrast: when General Pinochet died, he was described as a "former dictator", practically everywhere. Castro is the "former Cuban leader". The biases of the mainstream press are truly irredeemable.
"While Cuba remains a totalitarian island, it is my hope that today marks a move away from the horrors endured for too long, and toward a future in which the wonderful Cuban people finally live in the freedom they so richly deserve.
"Though the tragedies, deaths and pain caused by Fidel Castro cannot be erased, our administration will do all it can to ensure the Cuban people can finally begin their journey toward prosperity and liberty. 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."