DIAMONDHEAD, MS (WLOX) - Eduardo Ramos plays beautiful melodies on his piano, something he may not have been able to do if he had never come to America.
"I came to the United States on Nov. 24; Thanksgiving day in 1970," said Ramos. "It was a shock."
Shock at how much freedom available in the land of opportunity. At the age of 15, he and his family came to America after realizing things were going in the wrong direction in Cuba.
"We left. We had to leave everything behind because the Committee of the Defense of the Revolution would come and inspect your house to make sure that you had not removed any of your possessions," Ramos Continued.
Even though Fidel Castro's actions drastically changed Romos' life, he doesn't hold any hatred in his heart.
"I'm not happy. Everybody has to die, and his death is not gonna mean much in the short term because his brother is still there," said Ramos.
As far as other Cuban's celebrating Castro's death, Ramos understands why.
"You know, Cubans feel like we may have made a home in this country, but it's like a plant that has been uprooted. Then communism came with the intent of fixing the system, and all we got was another dictator, a worst dictator," said Ramos.