Cubans Flock to the Streets in Miami After News of Fidel Castro's Death

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Crowds took to the streets late Friday night in Little Havana.

Cuban leader Fidel Castro died at age 90, his brother Raul Castro announced Friday on state media. 

Castro led the island nation for decades, surviving a U.S. trade embargo as well as several assassination plots. He died eight years after his health made him to decide to hand power over to his brother Raul Castro, who struck a deal in 2014 with President Barack Obama to restore diplomatic ties for the first time since they were severed in 1961. 

By the time Castro resigned 49 years after his triumphant arrival in Havana, he was the world's longest ruling head of government, aside from monarchs. 

Late Friday night, crowds took to the streets in Little Havana, Miami, yelling "Cuba libre!" and "Libertad!"