March 30, 2006

Fidel Castro Reported Dead

UPDATE 07/24/2007: Again rumors that Castro is dead. Go here for latest update: Castro dead, South Florida on high alert.

UPDATE: 12/12/2006: Rumors, once again, flying that Castro is dead. Update here, but if it is confirmed try the MAIN PAGE.

UPDATE 8/02/2006: Rumors that Fidel Castro is dead are flying again. This time I have more than one source making the claim.

Again, no confirmation. We know he is very sick, but that is it. When we finally get confirmation of his death (God speed the day) we will post in on the FRONT PAGE.

UPDATE 7/11/2006: Rumors that Castro is dead are making the rounds again. Still no confirmation. Please see this post for latest details about Castro death rumor or go to MAIN PAGE HERE.

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Rumors have begun circulating in Spanish language publications that Cuban dictator Fidel Castro has died. Cuban officials are denying the reports. Developing....

UPDATE: Okay, so the consensus is that those reports were wrong. Hey, a guy can dream, can't he? Plus, how often do you get to read a story where the translation talks about Fidel being castrated? Anyway, Gringo unleashed has a cleaner translation, with far fewer references to castration than Google's.

Here is a very rough Google translation from an Argentinian Indymedia:

The dictator Fidel Castro dies in Havana.

May 29th, 10:22 P.M.

This afternoon, the Cuban dictator Fidel Castro died in his residence of the Laguito longevo .

According to sources officials the Cuban dictator I have not been castrating for some days was in delicate state of health after to have undergone a sudden infarct.
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Official sources of the government, the dictator's brother Raul Castro, and stops leaders of the regime have not even wanted to notify to the Cuban town, awaiting an international reaction.

Via Robb who heard it from Publius Pundit who has a bottle of Champagne just waiting for the moment--now or in the future--that Castro's death is confirmed.

Update: JJ points out that Val at Babalu Blog doesn't buy it. False alarm, maybe?

By Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. at 11:47 AM | Comments |