Cuban-Americans in CT reflect on Castro's death
Local Cuban-Americans reflected Saturday after news broke of the death of former Cuban President Fidel Castro.
Enrique Torres, of Black Rock, says there is no shame is celebrating Castro's death. The Cuban dictator came to power in 1959, the same year Torres was born.
"He did affect my life," Torres says. "He affected us, he drove us out of Cuba. He drove my father out of Cuba."
It was during his time in Cuba that Torres says he and his family suffered the poverty, hunger and oppression that were created by Castro's government.
He says for the people of his homeland, Castro's death is mostly symbolic.
"It's not necessarily going to make any difference to Cuba right now because his brother, Raul, is as much a tyrant as he was," he says.
Torres says he does not think democracy will ever come to Cuba as long as Castro's legacy lives on in the island nation.