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Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP02 Feb 2018 1:14 a.m. PST

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Fidel Ángel Castro Díaz-Balart "headed the island's nuclear programme from 1980 to 1992, before it was suspended after the Soviet Union's collapse"

I wonder if he was even considered as a potential successor to the Cuban Communist Mafia (Dad Fidel and Uncle Raul), way back when they had close ties to the USSR.

Dan
PS. Hmm … if this was something other than a suicide, then I wonder if it's a sign of bigger changes to come. The last thing you want after a coup is to find that there are potential claimants still breathing.

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Jeigheff Inactive Member02 Feb 2018 5:19 a.m. PST

I'm not a fan of Fidelito and know next to nothing about him. But looking at his photos, there does seem to be a touch of sadness in his features. I've known and known of a couple older severely depressed older people (my uncle being one) who took their own lives.

Of course, we have no idea if the people telling us about Fidelito's death are telling the truth.

Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP02 Feb 2018 6:40 a.m. PST

True. Sometimes it's impossible to predict if someone's going to try to take their own lives, and sometimes you can see some of the signs ahead of time.

We may never know, seeing as how there's only one version of the story allowed in Cuba, and usually it's decided upon before the investigation is complete. And no one will dare question the narrative afterwards, no matter the findings.

Maybe I'm just hoping too much that the Castro regime will finally end, and that the Cuban people on the island will at last get a chance to enjoy their full potential and freedom. When it comes to Cuba, I keep seeing trends and signs that may or may not be really there.

Dan

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zoneofcontrol Inactive Member02 Feb 2018 11:07 a.m. PST

Unconfirmed reports claim that he shot himself in the head 8 times with a 6-shot revolver that was found next to the body. Four witnesses to the suicide also passed away after becoming entangled in chains and cinder blocks and falling off a short pier while taking a long walk. Authorities are most eager to "interview" anyone else who may have seen these events unfold. Anyone with such information is urged to call the emergency hotline phone at 1-800-Double Tap.

Personal logo StoneMtnMinis Supporting Member of TMP02 Feb 2018 12:00 p.m. PST

+1 ZOC thumbs up

Arkancide is catching. Has Bill been to Cuba recently?

Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP02 Feb 2018 5:36 p.m. PST

Lol. You guys are awesome!

Dan

SouthernPhantom02 Feb 2018 7:03 p.m. PST

¡Viva Cuba libre!

I was born and raised in Florida, and know lots of great people whose families fled the country. I shed no tears at the deaths of senior regime officials.

RudyNelson02 Feb 2018 7:30 p.m. PST

I would not be surprised if Fidel's brother is consolidating power with this action.
Of it could be Iranian, North Korean or American cleaning house.

Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP02 Feb 2018 10:35 p.m. PST

SouthernPhantom

Sí, Cuba libre. I have family that lived and died in exile, just because they expected a change in regime to mean more freedom.

One day my friend, one day.

Dan
PS. In that beard and the "fatigue" outfit, Fidelito really looked a bit like his despicable dad. Surely that's not all he did to copy him.

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Begemot Inactive Member02 Feb 2018 11:22 p.m. PST

Do the emigre Cubans expect to be welcomed back to Cuba by those living in Cuba now when that day of return arrives? Do the emigres expect to recover whatever they lost?

Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP02 Feb 2018 11:50 p.m. PST

Begemot

Most of the Cuban side of my family don't harbor such illusions*. They know that history (meaning records) has been re-written against them. Whatever lands and other property they had in Oriente (mainly in Bayamo and Santiago) will never be theirs again.

But they're just happy when the ones who stayed behind finally do get their much needed fresh air and real taste of freedom.

Dan
* They did have hopes at one time, back in 1961 when they supported Bay of Pigs and then felt betrayed.

zoneofcontrol Inactive Member04 Feb 2018 4:07 p.m. PST

"In that beard and the "fatigue" outfit, Fidelito really looked a bit like his despicable dad."

Yes, they always reminded me of the G.I Joe action figure wearing an army fatigue costume.

Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP06 Feb 2018 7:54 p.m. PST

Spot on! That's it. A scraggly bearded GI Joe.

Dan

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