Wednesday, December 13, 2006

Rumors of Fidel Castro's Death

The island rumor mill in Key West is buzzing with talk about Fidel Castro.

Some are saying that Fidel Castro may have died and that his death may be announced soon.

Local politicians, the Coast Guard, the Navy, and other departments of the US government have supposedly created complex plans to deal with the possibility of Fidel's death. Will there be a massive flood of Cubans landing on our shore? Or will hundreds of boats head for Cuba hoping to pick up relatives and friends like during the Mariel Boat Lift of 1980?

Either way, it is acknowledged that Key West is on the front line of any change and will likely see a big impact. Key West is only 90 miles from Cuba, directly across the Straits of Florida.

Personally, I can't wait for the day when the people of Cuba are free from oppression and can create whatever future they envision for themselves. They are a beautiful culture and deserve much more than Castro's rhetoric and dictatorship.

Viva Cuba Libre!
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prying1 said...

We can only hope and pray that when Castro dies a good, democratic government will take his place. With Raul in the picture it does not seem likely.

I'm hoping that there will not be any military coups nor bloodshed upon his demise. .

veggiegator said...

Wow, I haven't heard a thing about this in the news in North Florida. Perhaps the old "coconut telegraph" is working again.