Is Fidel Castro dead?

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?

7 Comments

  1. april said,

    August 24, 2007 at 4:34 pm

    this could be true this time. I live down in south florida.. they have a big flight restriction around key west now, no one is allowed to fly there… supposedly due to big flood of immigrants.

  2. Vance Astro said,

    August 24, 2007 at 7:15 pm

    Hmmm, 1914 HRS here in Tralfamador and I’m not seeing it.

    Sorry to disappoint, folks.

  3. August 24, 2007 at 8:11 pm

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  4. August 24, 2007 at 8:58 pm

    It’ll be true eventually.

    Castro post

  5. August 24, 2007 at 11:15 pm

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  6. Jamelle said,

    August 27, 2007 at 11:50 pm

    Everyone knows that Fidel Castro will never die.

  7. September 4, 2007 at 9:56 am

    OK! Interesting post and nice blog. Good luck!


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