MIAMI – A Cuban-American automobile dealer in Miami is celebrating former Cuban President Fidel Castro’s death with a bounty of capitalism, offering buyers discounts of up to $15,000 on Sunday.
Arnaldo Bomnin, who arrived in the United States from Cuba 20 years ago and owns Bomnin Chevrolet, is offering discounts of up to $15,000 on new automobiles, pick-up trucks and SUVs until 7 p.m. Sunday at his dealership in Kendall, a suburb located in southwestern Miami-Dade County.
Bomnin arrived in the United States when he was 26, working odd jobs until he made a name for himself as a car salesman, eventually owning a General Motors dealership.
“I was fortunate enough to make it to America and accomplish the American dream, and my hope is that one day Cubans will be able to experience the same freedoms there,” Bomnin said in a statement.
The businessman said he hoped that Castro’s death would lead to change in Cuba.
“Being a Cuban immigrant with some of my family still there, I know we are all praying and hoping for continued development and positive changes to come in Cuba’s future,” Bomnin said.
Castro died on Friday night at the age of 90.