posted on Aug, 25 2007 @ 01:11 PM
is another recent article dispelling the death as
"At Aaction Home Health in Hialeah, office workers were abuzz because somebody from Cuba called a colleague to say folks in Havana were taking to the
streets in anticipation of the news. At the University of Miami, media-relations officers worked the phones in search of confirmation.
But again, none of the rumors seemed to be panning out............
Calls flooded Miami Mayor Manny Diaz's office. The University of Miami and its Cuba experts wound up on high alert........
"Last Friday, when the rumors started again, my phone rang off the hook," said Andy Gomez, senior fellow at the University of Miami's Institute for
Cuban & Cuban-American Studies. "It was everybody. Friends, family, the State Department. People went nuts."
Another false alarm."
How many more of these are we going to hear? The source in Cuba could not be verified after follow up and once again traffic was a nightmare for a
brief moment in time.
By this time, if the death were true, I would expect more information to have come out. Because it has not, I feel safe in believing that even if
Fidel Castro is dead, we will not know it at this point. If people in Cuba truly were taking to the streets, several of my friends with family over
there would have gotten word out. There has been no additional information from local Miami news sources at this time. Only interviews of hopeful
Cubans, but most are getting used to more rumor than fact these days. At this point they want positive confirmation before taking to the streets once