Fidel Castro in February of this year at the Cuba International Book Fair. Photo: rguama.icrt.cu

HAVANA TIMES — Numerous readers of HT have asked us the question of where is Fidel Castro, out of the public eye for months? Unfortunately we don’t have the answer.

As the mentor of Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez, it was expected that the first congratulations to him for winning a new term in office on Sunday would have come from Fidel.

Instead, Raul Castro congratulated Chavez and not a word from his older brother. Such silence is beginning to provoke speculation on Fidel’s health. The Cuban media has remained silent.

 

 


36 thoughts on “Where is Cuba’s Fidel Castro?

  • No, Humberto, it’s a recognition of two realities. (1) HT must allow all legitimate comments or it will lose its character as a place to exchange ideas openly, and (2) there ought to be certain good-taste limits against profane, abusive or calls-for-death-or-military-invasion language by a few individuals.

    None of my friends are not fascists, Humberto; but I can’t speak for all of yours.

    You write like a juvenile without much education, Humberto. Even so, I wish you well.

  • i would like to see a free market in every country on the principles of adam smith but america and other countries have socialism. welfare for big business while real social programs are underfunded. if farm labor becomes the working class they can´t go back to the farm in a recession and without social security there are hoovervilles and starvation and people freeze to death in the winter if they can´t afford heating. american economists advised the russians to have a big bang. look at the result. the cuban economy is moving towards a free market but without the homeless and completely destitute. but i think that the government should move faster towards a free market economy. in 1952, a tory M.P. in britain said ¨we are all socialists now. ¨ in america, the word socialist is as abusive and dirty as pedophile.

    unlike clint eastwood´s empty chair at the republican convention in tampa, the ALBA stooges are in the chair. hugo chavez won a landslide victory but the media in some countries alleged that president chavez had a narrow victory. the fact of the matter is that the ALBA stooges are very popular and with good reason. it is the free trade area of the americas that has been rejected, not the ALBA stooges.

  • Fool’s names and Fool’s faces…

    Others have better sense.

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