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Turning a page on history in Cuba

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By Euronews
Turning a page on history in Cuba

<p>This is a moment many Cubans will remember, where they were when they first heard Fidel Castro had died.</p> <p>The announcement came on state television on a Friday night, meaning many locals were unaware of it, hearing the news first from reporters on the street.</p> <p>Although he had been frail for some time, many were shocked at his death.</p> <p>“The death of the commander has surprised me, I can’t believe it because he is such a powerful man, so strong…I really don’t believe it,” explained one young man on Malecon’ promenade in Havana.</p> <p>“It’s a normal life process,” admits a woman from Havana continuing that, “it was news that no one is ever ready to receive. Less so, news of the Commander’s death.”</p> <p>One young resident says, “Well, I feel a bit shaken, I just don’t understand. He was a public figure that everybody loved and respected.”</p> <p>As the news sinks in, the sun is rising for the first time on a Cuba without Fidel.</p>