There is no reason to believe that Cuban President Fidel Castro’s life is in danger as he convalesces, Culture Minister Abel Prieto said late Friday.
The statement came amid a wave of rumors, especially among the Cuban-American community in Florida, that Cuba’s long-time communist leader, who has not been seen in public since undergoing surgery over a year ago, is either dead or on his deathbed.
“I have no element that leads me to believe that the life of Fidel is in danger,” Prieto told reporters during the presentation of a book on Castro’s speeches on the environment.
Well, Mr. Prieto, I have an element that leads me to believe Fidel’s life is indeed in danger. It’s called “the calendar.”