In the end, not only did Castro survive those plots, he burnished his image with many members of the United Nations who routinely voted over the past 25 years to end the USA economic embargo of Cuba.
In Miami, FL, hundreds Cuban-Americans took to the streets to celebrate his passing, singing songs, crying tears of joy and waving Cuban flags.
"It is a little sad for the people who are not able to see what we are seeing like my parents".
"Legend and dictator", she wrote about Castro on Twitter.
"I do not rejoice at the death of any human being, much less can I do it with someone with my blood and my surnames", Juanita Castro said.
Another Cuban-American lawmaker, Sen.
Trudeau's comments on Castro were markedly more positive than most Western leaders, who either condemned the revolutionary leader's human rights record or tip-toed around the subject. As they do, the Cuban people must know that they have a friend and partner in the United States of America, ' Obama said. "It's my hope that the USA and Cuba can work together to chart a new path forward and ensure freedom and equality for all its people".
"They captured me in Havana.they condemned me to 14 years in prison", says Abreu.
The president sought to use Castro's fraught legacy to underscore his own efforts to bury decades of bitterness between the United States and Cuba.
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In Miami's Little Havana neighbourhood - home to many Cuban exiles who hold strong anti-Castro views - the scenes were a strong contrast to those in the Cuban capital.
"I've talked to a lot of presidents in Africa and while he (Castro) was not a friend of the US, he was widely seen as a friend to many African governments", Foote said.
"Fidel Castro was a larger-than-life leader who served his people for nearly half a century", Trudeau said on Saturday.
"Finally when I saw, 'Oh it's true, ' I was like, 'I can't believe it, '" she said.
Suarez said he hoped Castro's death would result in the death of his communist ideology and lead to a more democratic society in Cuba. I'm hoping that this will be enough, and that things will change. Some had land and possessions taken by the Castro government.
What's more, diplomacy does not require you to praise a leader when he dies.
"They are celebrating but in a very peaceful way", Fallat said of the demonstrators. "He claimed that history would absolve him, but it can also condemn him".
"My family and I don't really wish death to come to anyone, but we're feeling kind of liberated right now", Fernandez said.
Former Cuban political prisoners celebrated his death and remembered what they had to live with under Castro's regime. "The only good news is that we have one less dictator, but we still have the other because Raul is just as much a dictator as Fidel", Berta Soler, leader of the Ladies in White dissident group, told EFE news in a statement.