Cuban-American chef in Atlanta reacts to Fidel Castro's death

- Across the world, the death of former Cuban dictator Fidel Castro is being met with mixed reaction, including celebration and apathy.

In Atlanta, one man from Cuba said he worked under the leader as a chef.

Joel Ferrer is the executive chef at Coco Cabana in Tucker, Ga. He said he moved to the states eight years ago. Before moving to Atlanta, he lived in Miami, where hundreds of people celebrated in the streets of the Little Havana neighborhood after word of the dictator's passing. Ferrer called the leader oppresive. He added, when he lived in his native country, he couldn't talk and live freely.

"I believe in God. Nobody likes it when somebody dies. But in this case, people can celebrate because maybe, hopefully, it will start a new season," Ferrer said.

Others, however, believe Castro's death marks the end of an era. Some Palestinian leadership called Castro a revolutionary and an ally.

"In many ways, he has formed friendships, he formed friendships with the Palestinian leadership, as a whole. He was a strong supporter and stood in solidarity, despite tremendous odds," said Hanan Ashwari of the Palestine Liberation Organization.

Regardless of personal stances on the former dictator, many agree the impact of his death remains uncertain.

"The question right now is, 'What is next? What is going on?'" Ferrer.

 Castro's brother, Raul Castro, took over as leader for his ailing brother in 2008.

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