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Rep. Bass Statement on the Passing of Fidel Castro

November 28, 2016
Press Release
Washington, DC - On Monday morning, Rep. Karen Bass (D-Calif.) issued the following statement regarding the passing of Fidel Castro.

"As Cuba begins nine days of  mourning, I wish to express my condolences to the Cuban people and the family of Fidel Castro. The passing of the Comandante en Jefe is a great loss to the people of Cuba. I hope together, our two nations will continue on the new path of support and collaboration with one another, and continue in the new direction of diplomacy."

Excerpt from Statement by President Barack Obama:

"...Today, we offer condolences to Fidel Castro's family, and our thoughts and prayers are with the Cuban people. In the days ahead, they will recall the past and also look to the future. As they do, the Cuban people must know that they have a friend and partner in the United States of America."

Read President Obama's full statement here.

Excerpt from Statement by United States Secretary of State John Kerry:

"We extend our condolences to the Cuban people today as they mourn the passing of Fidel Castro. Over more than half a century, he played an outsized role in their lives, and he influenced the direction of regional, even global affairs..."

Read Secretary of State Kerry's full statement here.