Just what are the Cubans really mourning, Fidel or his broken promises? Did he restore the Cuban Constitution suspended by Fulgencia Batista? Did he permit free elections? Did he do any of the things he used to justify his revolution? No.
Are the Cubans mourning their lost family members? Thousands have been executed or imprisoned for purely political 'crimes' and 'crimes of conscience.' Secret police, by whatever name they may be known, still smell as foul.
Are the Cubans mourning their loss of freedom? Not really. Those who truly value freedom left Cuba over the years. Most braved perilous crossings to the United States in unseaworthy and improvised vessels. Some may argue that they would have been better served had they invaded Havana rather than Miami, but Castro's popular hold over the majority of Cubans foredoomed any such attempt. In other words, those who remained in Cuba, cheering for Fidel, have exactly the government they deserve.
All of which leaves Americans wondering if the post-Castro era has already begun or must we still wait until he actually dies?