Is Fidel Castro Dead? Death Rumors Spread Online, Aug. 30, 2011
An August, 30, 2011 Online Rumor States That Cuban Leader Fidel Castro Is Dead. El Comandante Appears To Be The Victim of an Online Death Hoax
Hugo Chavez and Fidel Castro have a lot in common. They are both left-leaning leaders of Spanish-speaking countries. They both like to wear track suits. And they're both the victims of a death hoax.
Back in June, a Hugo Chavez death rumor spread online.
Now, Chavez's compadre Fidel Castro appears to be the victim of a death hoax.
A Fidel Castro death rumor has been spreading throughout the Spanish-speaking world. No one is exactly sure how the rumor started, but it appears to have originated from a dodgy website in Chile.
Is Fidel Castro Dead or Alive?
For what it's worth, there are no confirmed reports that Fidel Castro is dead. While Cuba is not exactly known for having a free press, news of this magnitude would likely come out eventually and not through a website in Chile. So, as far as anyone knows, Fidel Castro is alive.