Rumor has it Castro is dead — once again
As the rumor heats up the inevitability of such an annoucement is obvious. Miami Dade is quietly preparing for this and knows that it will be a historic moment in U.S. history. I have reached out to several highly influencial individuals in the Cuban community that remain cautious of any street corner journalism, but have said that there may be more then just rumors flying. When the annoucement does come bigger questions will come to light. What is the future of Cuba? Who will lead the country? How will the people in Cuba react? There are rumors that Venezuela is also preparing for the announcement. Chavez And Castro may have worked out a step by step plan regarding his death and how to keep control. So as the Cuba government reports that, Castro is being consulted on all day to day decisions and is an integral part of Raul's leadership. Is it possible that Fidel Is ruling from the Great Beyond?
On Friday, the rumors heated up again for the third week in a row: Fidel Castro's death would be announced, first at 2 p.m., then at 4, then at 5.
For the past year, since the Cuban government said Castro had ceded power to brother Raul after intestinal surgery, rumors that Castro is on the brink of meeting his maker keep boiling over and dying down.
Friday, teary callers told Ninoska Perez, of Radio Mambi, they were sure this was it, and Perez, as usual, reminded, "The moment will come, but this is not the moment."