Castro’s Greatly Exaggerated Demise

Rumors of Fidel's failing health are likely overplayed yet again.

By Achy Obejas

Sometime in mid-October, media agencies all over the world began, once more, to anticipate Fidel Castro’s death and rework their standing obits. The provocation this time was a rumor begun by a Venezuelan doctor in Florida named José Marquina, who claimed firsthand knowledge [RETURN TO ARTICLE]

  • Reader Comments

    Oh goodness you think people would learn!!!

    Posted by Christen Watkins on Dec 11, 2012 at 8:04 AM

    It really doesn’t matter what the state of his health is. Castro’s great revolution has been a morbid failure. Millions of Cubans pray every night for his death on the theory that once this island satan is finally gone, his revolution will have sputtered to it final, dismal end.

    Posted by Charlie Breckinridge on Dec 25, 2012 at 8:40 PM