CUBA — In a matter of days, Cuba has said farewell to their controversial dictator, Fidel Castro, and welcomed major flights into the country.
On a somber note, thousands of Cubans gathered in Havana to grieve and remember Castro.
Cubans lined up at Revolution Plaza to mourn their former president, honoring him with a 21-gun salute.
Many shed tears as they passed the monument for Fidel Castro.
Both young and old paid their respects to the late leader though not everyone remembers his days as a dictator since Castro handed control over to his younger brother, Raul, back in 2006. The island has been in transition since the exchange of power.
But while the dictator’s demise he new president has been negotiating renewed diplomatic relations with the U.S which has opened runways into the country.
Most major airlines are traveling to Cuba this week – Jet Blue and American Airlines both sent planes this morning, one from Miami and the other from the JFK airport.
The new flights are part of the Obama administration’s efforts to open relations with Cuba.
Though President-elect Donald Trump has he plans to scale back U.S. involvement unless Cuba makes political changes.