Rumors say Cuban President Fidel Castro has died
Saturday, August 25, 2007
PerezHilton.com was the first to "break" the news, saying that an official announcement on Castro's death would be coming at 2:00 p.m. (local time), but no announcements were made and there has been no confirmations of his death.
Castro turned 81 on August 13 and shortly after, reports began to circulate that his health was on a downward track, but the Cuban government states that Castro is doing well.
"Fidel is doing very well" and is "disciplined in his recovery process," said Felipe Perez Roque, Cuba's Foreign Minister in a statement to the press.
- Jack Ryan. "Fidel Castro Dead? Castro Death Rumors Hit Web Hard" — , August 24, 2007
- Lydia Martin. "Castro rumors circulating -- again -- Friday" — , Fri, Aug. 24, 2007
- Perez Hilton. "The Truth Will Come Out" — , Fri, Aug. 24, 2007
- Matthew Borghese. "Cuban Foreign Minister Denies Rumors Of Fidel Castro's Death" — , Fri, Aug. 24, 2007
- "Cuban leader Castro 'very well'" — , August 23, 2007