We have decided to create this Health Watch page to give Havana Journal readers one place to refer to for any news (or rumors) of Fidel Castro’s health.
On Wednesday August 8, the first rumors of Fidel Castro’s death surfaced because of a story published by Nuevo Accion saying “The dying Cuban dictator has already entered the terminal phase of his disease and his family as well as top leaders of the tyranny is aware that he is in his final days, in spite of medical doctors trying to do the impossible and prolong his life.”
Then, on Friday August 17, rumors began flying that Fidel was dying or even dead. We heard from and read many sources and even sent out a “Fidel Castro may be dead” Breaking News email alert to our readers. We posted Hate to do this but… Perez Hilton is reporting that Castro is dead and posted several updates to that post to keep our readers informed. FYI, Perez Hilton is Cuban American.
Then, on Friday August 24, rumors again came in fast and furious that Castro had died and that Miami was on high alert so we posted this article IS FIDEL CASTRO DEAD? - MORE RUMORS? thinking that SOMETHING must be happening.
Yet, here we are on Thursday August 30 with no more rumors and no official announcement. My personal opinion is that Fidel’s health took a turn for the worse, perhaps as far back as early August, and maybe needed one or more operations. I think he is on life support or very close to it so I am comfortable predicting that Fidel Castro will not live to see 2008.
We have not yet been convinced that Fidel Castro is dead but we are ACTIVELY staying on top of the situation. Therefore, we have created this one central location for all readers to visit in order to read updates regarding Fidel Castro’s current health.
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