"In this Revolution we are tired of excuses,"
“The Revolution cannot lie…This isn't saying that there have been comrades who have lied, but the imprecision, inexact data, consciously or unconsciously masked, can no longer continue."
The Cuban people are kept in dark as to the condition of “the maximum leader”
No official word this morning from Havana as to why a Spanish surgeon, José Luis García Sabrido, was flown to there on Thursday along with special equipment on a jet chartered by the Cuban government to evaluate Castro’s condition and determine if he needs further surgery.
In the last few weeks rumors were rampant that Castro was on life support and was being kept alive by artificial means. Other rumors said that he had died on Dec. 2.
In his delicate condition it is unlikely that the 80 year old dictator will survive another extensive surgery.
If Castro dies in the remaining days of 2006, I would be very surprised if his death is announced. They would most likely announce his death after 1 Jan 2007, the 48th anniversary of the revolution’s "triumph".
Cuba will already be “celebrating” so like I said on Thursday, a day after rumors started circulating that Castro had another hemorrage and that they were having trouble keeping him stable, the regime would decree that the celebrations continue because Fidel “would have wanted it that way”. The outside press would not know if the people are celebrating his death or his legacy or crying for joy or sorrow.
Cubans Dance in the Streets While Castro Fights for Life