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Poll: Is Fidel Castro Dead?

I think the man is dead and the "Ruling communist party" in Cuba are trying to spin this story to keep him alive, so that his brother can replace him.

I say the man is dead @ 80. I am also hoping he is dead.

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People are not going to Cuba because the images of the country and the dictator are stained by the western media. When USA doesn't get along with you, they usually do anything to disable you and make life very uncomfortable for you.

One has to give credit to Castro for hanging in there all these years. I think he exhibits a true quality of a strong leader.

I wish him well and I hope a better strategy is implemented between USA and Cuba, so that peace can continue to spread through out the world.

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i dont see no poll, anyways the guy is soo dead, at least in my book.

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The U.S places travel restrictions on American citizens going to cuba and vice versa, I would also bet you lunch that most [b]Nigerians [/b]would give two arms to be Citizens of the U.S. and most Americans would turn down the option of getting Nigerian citizenship. Luxembourg is [b]between [/b]France and Germany, so there is no reason people shouldn't go at least people go to france, and germany held the world cup this year. I'm just pointing out your assertion that just because people don't travel to a particular state, then it's a failed state

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Zebudaya

I bet more people go FREELY to Luxembourg than to Cuba. I also will bet you Lunch, that the reason people do not go Luxembourg as much maybe just Distance, or Economic. But i bet you cannot guess why people stay away from Cuba. I also bet you that most Cubans will give their arm to become citizens of Luxembourg, and most Citizens of Luxembourg will turn down FREE Cuban citizenship.

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Luxembourg is one of the richest countries in the world per capita, How many people do you see going there? Cuba's main problem is that they are not allowed to trade fairly by the U.S.A and are subject to political and economic embargos but Castro is doing the best he can. If only Naija had free and efficient medical care and 98% literacy like cuba we would be so well off. . I hope you know even University education is free in Cuba, unlike the U.S where it depends on where you grow up and the rich go to Ivy league schools.

Another problem why people dont go to Cuba is because most outsiders have been brainwashed by the western media!.

China is emerging as strong Communist country I want to see the U.S give them crap!

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The problem of the cuba is not that they are running a communist government but because Castrol is a bad guy.

If he never die abeg mak them kill am make them get peace of mind

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Zebudaya

Is Cuba a failed state? If not, why are people not heading there in droves? The Ruler of any state, usually defines the type of government the state follows. Fidel Castro is a dictator, and Cuba is running at 20% of it's potential.

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@zebudaya

my broda i flowed with u n agreed to a point.

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Australians, Britons,Mexicans even the French leave their countries to travel to the U.S and work does it mean that their countries are failed states? Even the devil tried to take over from God and was kicked out of heaven. Regardless of what a Ruler does there would always be people who oppose him and seek for greener pastures on the other side.

Communism failed okay no shakings, Nigeria is both Capitalist and Democratic where is the testimony? Most countries in the world are democratic and practice capitalism to an extent where is the testimony?

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Wow

I have people defending a Communist Leader of a country as a "Legend". Wonders shall always be in existence. If Cuba's Education system and Health care is so good, why is it's populous running away like flies? I do not need CNN or Bill Orielly to tell me that Communism is a failed system of Government. If he is such a legend, why doesn't he hold a free and fair election and have people vote him to continue or oust him?

Legend Huh? Zebudaya your Opinion is your opinion. I have to say i think it is a little misguided.Zebudaya i guess you will be relocating to Havana soon right? He is your Hero, you should go and enjoy his "Open and Free for All Society" with him. Flights leave from Toronto TO Havana every day of the week. Bon Voyage!!!

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Old Glory you watch too much CNN and I guess Bill Oreilly of Fox news is your hero

how can you wish death to castro. Castro is a legend forever. The U.S sanctioned him left right and center and refused to do trade with cuba all in the name of communism, But he stood up for what he believed in and Never gave up. The dude has outlasted 9 U.S presidents he is an icon. He's one of the few in the last 50 years who stood up to U.S agression and Imperialism and if he dies now so be it I hope he dies peacefully.

[b]"But Cuba under his rule has made impressive domestic strides Good medical care is freely available for all, there is 98% literacy, and Cuba's infant mortality rates compare favourably with western nations."[/b] http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/244974.stm what more do you possibly want with all the economic blockades and sanctions?

and yet you keep listening to and believing the American propaganda. That stuff is info-tainment!

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The ratio of people that are willing to leave Cuba, are about 10-1 the rate of those like Elians Father, who came to "Settle a Political Issue". But anyway i will revisit this topic when i am in ABJ and we can place our bets. You have no idea how people are oppressed in that country. You could not survive Communism, even with all your love for it. By the way Elian's dad would not have gone back if he had choice, but his family back home was held hostage and he had to put up a good face for communism. Remember Elian's Mother Died trying to come over to Florida. Many come to Florida on the "Wet Foot, Dry Foot Policy" and will never ever go back. Many others Die trying to escape that society. I am not sure which Love Cubans have for Castro?

Fidel Castro and Communism in Cuba may have survived seven US Presidents, but his death will bring a death to that batting average.

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as ur presido o.b.j would say "i dey kampe" and let me further say that it will take more than rhetoric for communism to end in cuba. I am not a fan of either castro nor communism but i am realistic, communism /castro has outlived 7 u.s. presidents (kennedy,johnson,nixon,carter,reagan,bush,clinton). it will take more than wishful thinking to separate cuba n communism.

as for revolution, leave matter!!! do u remember elian? whos father came to d u.s. to take back his son? there are lots of ppl like dat in cuba who still have strong affinity to communism

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Buchio

My bet stands, i will be in Abuja in December and can meet you in person and put up my money. My statement is that " If Fidel Castro dies, the faith of Communism in Cuba will die with him" Please tell me how and where to meet you. Communism will not last another 5yrs, there will be a revolution and probably a civil war. That war would most likely be initiated by dissidents in the USA. A free and Democratic change is on the way in Cuba. Mark my word "08-03-06"

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my brother u said it all then, lets wait till he dies

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the man's not dead. he's alive and in perfect health. so for all who wanted him dead, it looks like he would be living for a much longer time than expected.

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well ur up for dat bet. guess wat? castro aint dead!!!!!! maybe u shd look more closely at ur crystal ball for better information

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Buchio

I am sorry, but you are clueless. Cubans die in the Thousands to escape communism. I am sorry but if Castro falls, Communism in Cuba will eventually fall. I will bet $1000 on the statement. Once the USA starts exporting to Cuba, it is a wrap. Capitalism will prevail. I am not sure where you are getting your gist from, but from the Bloggers in Havana,dissidents in Little Havana, even MLB players, are all giddy about his death. Billions will pour in to reform that little Island and make it a beacon of change for the next generation. I am convinced now that Fidel is dead.

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dat argument really doesnt follow dont u also think dat maybe if he dies he becomes a symbol to other resident cubans of d great ideals of communism. d fact is dis wit castro dead dere is a protege in d wings to continue where he stopped.

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If he dies, as a symbol of his country, i think communism in Cuba will die with him. I think there would be a lot of reforms in Cuba. Let us pray he is dead!!

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even if he is dead u r merely exchanging a fidel for a raul who both share d same philosophy. either way cuba is still a communist country

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he`s alive! smoking lala in da states

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Reporters in Miami-Dade County Little Havana community are reporting that Fidel Castro "May" be dead. I am telling you guys, do not be shocked if you do not see Fidel again.

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u cant teach an old dog new tricks. raul was wit fidel frm d time of the revolution n frm his statements n posture cuba will still be faced with d same communist dictums as b4

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the man is sick but not dead, and again his brother is already in control, and its gonna be the same principles, just different name.

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All i knw is that he went for sugery.

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dude is not dead. he is back on seat.

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dont count ur chicks until dey r hatched!!!!

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Buchio

What news? If the communist government and their National news agency combined tells you "Good Morning" . Make sure you go outside and look for your self. They have zero credibility. It is just like saying Saddam Hussein's Bath Party was credible. Well if you hear he died from surgery, then i guess we can agree he died a week ago. Cuba is known for propaganda, and i think for him to cede power to Raul for the first time in 46yrs, he must have already died.

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If he where Nigerian, he would've died ages ago! think he's not dead but almost gone.

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bros lets nt degress too much . we were talking abt castro n d news filtering in is dat d guy is in surgery, castro is like d proverbial cat with nine lives. america has pulled out all d stunts to pull d guy down from d bay of pigs invasion to d beautiful assasin who eventually fell in love with him n bore him sons all dese attempts failed so dont count on america to start larning new tricks nw.

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Buchio7

I hope you were happy when Abacha died? U should wish death on Castro also. The Intestinal Crap is all spin. Nothing true comes out of Communist Cuba. I hope the CIA somehow got to Poison him while he was in Argentina. Please let us all pray for his death. Too many people have died under communist rule in Cuba.

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I sure hope he is dead. I am predicting a civil war in Cuba, if someone does not see him alive soon.Cubans in Miami-Dade County are already jubilating!!

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i think hez still alive he is not dead yet but i hope he dies soon the guy has been in power for way too long

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