There seem to be quite a lot of rumours going round on the Internet that Castro has finally shuffled off. Not a bad thing if true, one less dictator in the world after all. The dictator of Venezuela, Hugo Chavez, has publicly denied the rumours. What is it they say about never beleiving anything until it's been officialy denied?
In fairness I probably shouldn't call Chavez a dictator, after all, John Pilger reckons the guy is a bastion of democracy and freedom, and he would know right? America is the true enemy of freedom and democracy after all, and Chavez is merely being pilloried by the evil yanks in a smear campaign.
OK, putting my sarcasm aside, why is it that Castro and Chavez are heroes to so many Lefties? I know of at least one Labour person who regularly telsl me how great Castro is because Cuba has good health care. Apparently the locking up of political opponents and oppression of dissent are just lies - or maybe just something that he can turn a blind eye too because they have great A&E services?
If Castro is dead it probably won't make a difference. His brother will just take over, hold a rigged ballot, and then become the next hero against the evil American Empire