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Cuba / Castro Death #1105225

NBC Evening News for Saturday, Nov 26, 2016
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(Studio: Lester Holt) The death of Cuban Communist leader Fidel Castro introduced; photos from Cuba & Miami shown. Miami airport: Andrea Mitchell) The life of the legendary Castro, who was jailed, exiled & in 1959 toppled the Cuban leader & took over as dictator, reviewed; scenes & photos shown; details given about the failed Bay of Pigs invasion in 1961. the brink of nuclear war, Castro's ties with the USSR, the flight of Cubans, the Elian Gonzalez issue, the succession by brother Raui, his legacy of 50 years of power, the reporter's interview with Castro.

(Studio: Lester Holt) Report introduced.

(Miami: Kerry Sanders) The reaction in the US to Castro's death.featured; scenes shown from Miami's Little Havana. [Two Cuban-American MEN, Mayor Tomas REGALADO†, exiles Zuli PARTA, Blanca GARCIA - comment on Castro & the death.] "Miami Herald" headline "Castro Dead" shown.

(Studio: Lester Holt) Report introduced.

(White House: Ron Allen) The complicated relationship between the US & Cuba with the differing reactions of President Obama & President-elect Donald Trump & world leaders examined; their statements quoted. [Two years ago, OBAMA - says this is a new day.] [Representative Ileana ROS-LEHTINEN†- reacts.] Russian President Vladimir Putin & Syrian President Bashir al-Assad quoted.

(Studio: Lester Holt) NBC News coverage this week of Castro's death outlined on screen.

Holt, Lester;
Sanders, Kerry;
Allen, Ron

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