‘Is Fidel Castro already dead?’

Is Fidel Castro already dead?

That’s the first line of an opinion piece by Toronto Sun columnist Joe Warmington, as posted on CNews.com. In the piece, which is titled Speculation over state of Fidel Castro’s health, Warmington finds himself in Cuba–asking everyone from fellow journalists to Cubans on the street–what they think has happened to Castro. Because as we all know, the government of Cuba believes in openness and honesty in all its dealings, that’s why it’s no secret what the state of Castro’s health is. Yeah, and I’m Santa Claus.

Alas, my favorite quote from the article doesn’t appear until near the end:

But the long-suffering people do want change and hang on every clue.