Rumors are circulating that the dictator is dead. Obviously there have been rumors in the past about this, but could it be true this time? Perez Hilton, Cuban-American and famous (infamous?) celebrity gossip blogger says US officials are planning a press conference to announce that Castro is dead. Granted, he’s a gossip blogger, but he seems to be fairly accurate with other stories and has connections in odd places. If it’s true, will the Cuban embargo be ending soon?
Perez says “Castro is dead”
Update (not much of one), but the Babalu blog is also posting about this – South Florida Law Enforcement is on alert, as are the Coast Guard and Border Patrol. It may still be a rumor, but one that people are taking seriously.
Update #2 – Perez now says an announcement will be made at 4 pm EST
Update #3 – they may have pushed back the announcement to wait until rush hour is over in Miami…definitely need to keep safety in mind
Update #4 – Though Babalu claims to have”numerous sources in numerous branches of US agencies” who have confirmed Castro is dead, it’s almost 8pm EST and no official announcement yet…perhaps it is just another rumor?