As we reported earlier, Cuban dictator Fidel Castro has died.
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is among the world leaders who have released statements:
Statement by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on the death of former Cuban President Fidel Castro: https://t.co/70ZqAfVWCR
— CanadianPM (@CanadianPM) November 26, 2016
“It is with deep sorrow that I learned today of the death of Cuba’s longest serving President.
“Fidel Castro was a larger than life leader who served his people for almost half a century. A legendary revolutionary and orator, Mr. Castro made significant improvements to the education and healthcare of his island nation.
“While a controversial figure, both Mr. Castro’s supporters and detractors recognized his tremendous dedication and love for the Cuban people who had a deep and lasting affection for “el Comandante”.
“I know my father was very proud to call him a friend and I had the opportunity to meet Fidel when my father passed away. It was also a real honour to meet his three sons and his brother President Raúl Castro during my recent visit to Cuba.
“On behalf of all Canadians, Sophie and I offer our deepest condolences to the family, friends and many, many supporters of Mr. Castro. We join the people of Cuba today in mourning the loss of this remarkable leader.”
Mexican President Peña Nieto:
— ABC News (@ABC) November 26, 2016
President of the EU Commission:
— Jean-Claude Juncker (@JunckerEU) November 26, 2016
— The Hill (@thehill) November 26, 2016
President of India:
Heartfelt condolences on sad demise of Cuba's revolutionary leader, former President & friend of India, Fidel Castro #PresidentMukherjee
— President of India (@RashtrapatiBhvn) November 26, 2016
President of Sri Lanka:
The iconic leader of an era of revolution bids farewell to the world. Rest in peace, Comrade Fidel Castro.
— Maithripala Sirisena (@MaithripalaS) November 26, 2016
Meanwhile, U.S. President-Elect Trump’s response was much different:
Fidel Castro is dead!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 26, 2016
We’re guessing Trump’s reaction will also differ greatly from the response that comes from the White House.