Oct 192012
 

Well, that’s what the Miami Herald reported yesterday:

“He suffered an embolic stroke and recognizes absolutely no one,” said José Marquina, a respected doctor who in the past has claimed to have direct information about the illness affecting President Hugo Chávez of Venezuela.

Every day, closer and closer…

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Jan 032010
 

Assuming Fidel Castro does finally die in 2010, how long will his brother Raul stick around?

  • 10 years or more (30%, 21 Votes)
  • Not much longer, he will engage in the Hindu practice of "sati," wherein he self-immolates because he can't stand to live without Fidel (28%, 20 Votes)
  • One year (23%, 16 Votes)
  • 5 years (19%, 14 Votes)

Total Voters: 71

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Dec 022009
 

The rumors are bubbling up yet again that Fidel Castro has finally kicked el cubo. What do you think?

  • He's not dead (yet) but any minute now... (37%, 40 Votes)
  • He's alive and probably has a few more years left. (36%, 39 Votes)
  • He's already dead, Raul is just waiting for the opportune moment to make the official announcement. (27%, 30 Votes)

Total Voters: 109

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Sep 242009
 

Pictures and video of Fidel Castro were released recently, in order to make it appear as though he's recovering. Do you think this means they're getting ready to announce Fidel Castro's death soon

  • Yes (58%, 14 Votes)
  • No (42%, 10 Votes)

Total Voters: 24

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Sep 052009
 

Pictures and video of Fidel Castro were released recently, in order to make it appear as though he's recovering. Do you think this means they're getting ready to announce Fidel Castro's death soon

  • Yes (58%, 14 Votes)
  • No (42%, 10 Votes)

Total Voters: 24

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Mar 162009
 

Does the fact that Raul Castro replaced Fidel Castro cronies in Cuba's communist government mean that Fidel is finally dead?

  • Not necessarily but it means that Fidel is history regardless (38%, 23 Votes)
  • No (30%, 18 Votes)
  • Yes (18%, 11 Votes)
  • Fidel's been dead for years, this is just a formality! (14%, 8 Votes)

Total Voters: 60

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Mar 022009
 

Does the fact that Raul Castro replaced Fidel Castro cronies in Cuba's communist government mean that Fidel is finally dead?

  • Not necessarily but it means that Fidel is history regardless (38%, 23 Votes)
  • No (30%, 18 Votes)
  • Yes (18%, 11 Votes)
  • Fidel's been dead for years, this is just a formality! (14%, 8 Votes)

Total Voters: 60

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Mar 022009
 

Raul Castro just gave the big boot to a bunch of his older brother’s cronies in the Cuban “government,” AP is reporting. Via Yahoo! News:

President Raul Castro abruptly ousted some of Cuba’s most powerful officials Monday, remaking the government in the biggest shakeup since he took over from his ailing brother Fidel Castro a year ago. The changes replaced some key Fidel loyalists, including the longtime foreign minister, with men closer to Raul.

Rut ro! Could this mean Raul is gearing up to make THE big announcement that Fidel is dead? Vicki Huddleston, formerly the highest ranking U.S. diplomat in Cuba, asks:

“This would seem to indicate this is a consolidation of Raul, which then makes you think, `What about Fidel?’”

“What about Fidel” indeed.

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Feb 152009
 

Castro’s cadaver spoke out and for possibly the first time in his life–or more accurately, after his life–he actually said something that was true:

“Our future is inseparable from what happens next Sunday, the day of the (Venezuelan) referendum on the constitutional amendment,” Castro wrote in an editorial published on the Cuba Debate Web site.

He’s right. The constitutional amendment in question would change Venezuela’s current constitution to allow Castro’s Mini-Me–Hugo Chavez to seek more than two terms (which is two terms too many).

So… how come Cuba’s future is insufferable “inseparable” from the Venezuelan vote? Well, aside from the obvious, that Hugo Chavez and Fidel Castro are buddies, there are more material concerns at hand:

Communist Cuba receives about 90,000 barrels of Venezuelan oil a day in exchange for services (read: slavery) from thousands of Cuban professionals, including doctors, agricultural specialists and athletic trainers that Castro has sent to live in Venezuela since their agreement started in 2000.

A hat tip to Babalu Blog for posting this story.

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