This time the rumors are real: Castro is dying of stomach cancer. He may have already died, even before the funeral preparations were finished, so the news is not out. Confirmation of the terminal illness comes from the usual sources but in a non-conventional manner. The Cuban government has been summoning to Havana representatives of the major international media to negotiate the best seats, camera angles, and interviews with the despot’s political survivors, and to inform them of the ground rules for coverage of the state funeral.
We may soon be saying what Chevy Chase used to say on the first season of Saturday Night Live; "Generalísimo Francisco Franco is still dead!" Only the name of the tyrant will be changed!
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