25 August 2007

Speaking of Rumors....

… and speaking of rumors, there’s one I heard that Raul doesn’t like Hugo Chavez commenting on what is considered a Cuban State Secret, Fidel Castro’s health, and has asked him to stop. Raul and Chavez are also rumored not like each other very much.

But Hugo has a tough time keeping those big lips of his shut.

After yesterday's Castro Death Rumorama, someone asked Chavez about the rumors and he denied them, according to headline:

Venezuela's Chavez denies rumors of Fidel Castro's death

But did he?

Here’s what motormouth Chavez said:

"Those who want him to die will be frustrated, because Fidel Castro will never die,"

"(Castro)will always live among the people that fight for a better destiny. He will always live in the people of Cuba, of Venezuela, and of America."

I’m sorry, but I’ve been to a lot of funerals and that’s exactly the kind of crap they say about the dead guy.

Rather than deny as the headline says, it kind of confirms the rumors.

Interestingly, Penultino Dias has the full quote of Chavez’s “denial” in Spanish where Chavez (roughly translated) says:

Why should I clear up rumors and more rumors that every once in a while say that Fidel has died for those who want him to die, will stay frustrated, because Fidel Castro will never die

That sounds more like Chavez trying to avoid answering the question than a denying any rumors. But Chavez , in all his brilliance, manages to give up the ghost, so to speak.

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