For more than five decades, Florida has been the first place that Cubans would touch down when fleeing their country.
Last night, thousands of men and women of Cuban descent poured into the streets of Miami's Little Havana to celebrate Fidel Castro's death.
On Calle Ocho, the main thoroughfare of Little Havana, people waved Cuban flags in the air, banged on pots with spoons, and fireworks exploded in the air. The joy of these revelers illustrated the disdain they had for the late communist leader.
"Cuba si! Castro no!" some chanted, while others screamed "Cuba libre!"