On The Occasion Of Fidel Castro's Death

Today we Cubans arrive at a momentous crossroad in our history. Fidel Castro has died after imposing his will on the Cuban people for more than half a century. As Cubans, this historical moment forces us to consider our own future; and encourages us to put aside our anguish, our differences, and our fear in order to pave the way for a brighter future. Today, we are filled with hope as millions of Cubans look to close this dark chapter of our history and work toward a new future for Cuba.

We begin the arduous task of creating a nation at peace with itself and with the rest of the world. A just, prosperous, and worthy nation, firmly committed to fulfilling Jose Marti’s dream of a Cuba “with all and for the good of all.” Cuba is in need of change and reform, and the death of Fidel Castro signifies an opportunity to look ahead, prepare for change, and unite all that his presence has divided.

For the men and women of the Cuban American National Foundation, today is a day of deep reflection as all Cubans are now tasked with new and great responsibilities. Today must be a day of hope, willingness, and solidarity in favour of peace, freedom, and the well-being of our brothers and sisters on the Island.