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Cuban Official Denies Castro Rumors

Posted on Aug 24, 2007
Associated Press / Jose Goitia

Though he’s been laying low for the last year after undergoing intestinal surgery,  Cuban leader Fidel Castro (pictured) is still well enough to remain in charge of his country, according to Cuban Foreign Minister Felipe Perez Roque, despite rumors that his health is rapidly deteriorating.

U.S. senior officials said that while there are reports on setbacks in Fidel Castro’s health, there are no indications that his death is imminent.

Nothing unusual has been reported from Havana. However, Miami is ablaze with rumors, NBC News reported.

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By Ed, August 27, 2007 at 1:42 pm Link to this comment
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Good thing Hugo Chavez stepped up to the plate to replace Castro’s communist boogy man role. The U.S. should boycott Venezuelan oil. That’ll teach those bastards!

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By Frank Goodman, Sr., August 25, 2007 at 9:30 pm Link to this comment

Fidel Castro is not ‘laying’ low; he is lying and how low can he get without dying?

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By williamf, August 25, 2007 at 4:58 am Link to this comment
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How many months now have we had to listen to stories about Castro’s demise?  Just think, when Castro dies the fatcats can go back to Cuba with their whores and gambling.  The mafia will have a southern resort and the Cubans living in Miami will finally realize that living in Miami beats living in Havana.  Then all of the bitching and whining about Castro will be finished thank goodness.  Then…the mainstream (pardon the expression) media will have to get off its ass and look for a real story.

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By Jose Rojas, August 24, 2007 at 7:21 pm Link to this comment
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“his health is rapidly deteriorating?”
Did Perez Roque say that? Check what you wrote guys! I think you quoting that dude wrong.

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