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Thursday, March 30, 2006

Fidel Dead?

Latin American news media started a rumor frenzy this afternoon on a subject we've been waiting a long time to hear: the death of Fidel Castro.

I don't know if you've ever experienced auto-translated text before. It's no fun, but here's the auto-translated report, from La Nueva Cuba:
A strong rumor circulated in afternoon of this Wednesday in means of press of Latin America with respect to which it would have died in the last hours in his residence of the Laguito, in Havana, longevo Cuban dictator Fidel I castrate. (Love that mis-translation!)

According to a bulletin of the Bío-Bío radio, based on the news emanated of the network, sources officials did not indicate that the governor was some days ago in delicate state of health after to have undergone a sudden infarct.
If Castrate ... er, Castro ... were dead, we wouldn't be hearing it broadcast immediately by Cuba's Communist News (CNN) -- so there could be something to this.

I've read speculative material about power transition upon Castro's death, but who really knows what will happen there, other than that the change that's needed won't be happening any time soon.

One thing is for sure: With Castro gone, Hugo Chavez' stature will grow, as he assumes the crown of chief commie crazy in the Western hemisphere.

hat-tip: Stingray, via Blogs4God
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