Nobody in Cuba or elsewhere believed the international press would be photographing former Cuban leader Fidel Castro again, in 2010.
Since 1959 and even before, he has been killed and buried many times by rumors, reports in the media, his enemies and circles of opponents to him.
“He is dead”.
“He has been mummified”.
“He died and the government is not announcing his death just yet”.
“He is dead long ago and the pictures are just photo tricks”.
“He is dead and he has a double”.
Constant rumors, hopes, plans, talk and wishes for his demise, have even been occasionally echoed by some mainstream media, triggering Fidel Castro’s death celebrations in Miami among right wing circles and the hardcore Cuban exile community.
We have witnessed former U.S. President George Bush in Newport speaking at the U.S. Naval War College on Friday, June 29, 2007 saying: “One day, the good Lord will take Fidel Castro away”.
U.S. officials have for years hoped that Castro would die. Released CIA documents showed how in the 1960’s they even tried to hire the Mafia to kill him. According to Cuba there has been over 600 proven recorded attempts to assassinate him over the years.