Publisher note: I don’t usually post rumors but all seems too quiet in Cuba. No reflections lately, no photos after meeting with Chavez, no real follow up from Fidel’s statement about retiring a couple weeks back. Sure, we’ve heard it all before and the original poster RSNLK has this to say about the original story out in Spanish. So, if he’s right, he deserves the kudos for finding the story first.

Stop the Presses!

But don’t get too excited, yet. We’ve been down this road before.

According to an article at Payo Libre by Alberto Muller, sources close to the Castro progeny are reporting that the coma andante has taken a turn for the worse and is suffering from respiratory distress. Although I’ve long ago given up trying to figure out the condition of he whose name must not be mentioned, I did find an interesting morsel with just a hint of justice about it. Apparently, however, in his rare moments of lucidity, he is overwhelmed by depression and has extended crying fits. They ascribe it to senility. I’d like to believe it is remorse.

The family is expecting his death “imminently” as well as a funeral worthy of a pharaoh. When we would find out about it is anyone’s guess.

Read the original article with the link to the story in Spanish