Hotel In Cuba Claiming Fidel Castro Is In Good Health & Didn’t Suffer A Stroke

News spread like wildfire on Friday that Fidel Castro suffered from a massive stroke and was on his death bed. Reports said that Castro was doing so badly that he only had weeks to live, couldn’t speak or eat, and had a hard time recognizing anyone. Now Havana’s Hotel Nacional issued a statement saying that the 86-year-old former dictator is alive, well, and made a public appearance there on Saturday afternoon. There are no pictures or other proof other than the statement made by the hotel that he is alive and when Cuban officials were asked about it, they directed the questions to the hotel. It seems to me that Cuban officials and the hotel are just attempting to keep the truth about Fidel’s health a secret so they don’t seem week, which has happened in the past in other dictator run countries. Read more below. Julie A.

BREAKING NEWS: Fidel Castro Suffers A Severe Stroke, May Only Live A Few More Weeks

Former Cuban dictator, Fidel Castro, has suffered a severe stroke that has made his bad health even more. Castro hasn’t been seen in public for quite sometime and may only have a few more weeks to live. His health is said to be so bad that he cannot recognize his own family as well as not being able to eat or talk. Read more below. Julie A.

Millions Left Without Power In Cuba!!!

An unexpected power outage has left many Cuban citizens in the dark Sunday night. Power failed across all of Havana as well as other cities around the island. Hopefully things get resolved soon. Read more below Minosoar

(Photos) Fidel Castro Makes Rare Public Apperance

In a rare media apperance, Fidel Castro spent six hours presenting his new two volume memoir, “Guerrilla of Time,” at a Havana Convention Center. Hit the jump. steveisDOPE

Cubans Make Push For Economic Liberty

Raul Castro calls an emergency meeting with party members over the fear of economic uprising. Get more after the jump. @tatWZA X @steveisDOPE

Cuba To Pardon More Than 2,900 Prisoners

Cuban officials have announced that President Raul Castro will pardon more than 2,900 prisoners. The 2,900 prisoners include females, young adults without a major record, sick people, and people over the age of 60. The National Assembly also stated that 86 prisoners from 25 different countries will be pardoned. Read more after the jump. Julie1205

Tech Talk News: Cuba Launches A Social Network!!

Check out Red Social, Facebook Cuban style. Only 2% of the country has an internet connection though :/ Full story after the jump. +TatWZA X @ShottaDru Shotta Dru on Google+

62-Year-Old Woman’s 2nd Attempt to Swim From Cuba to Florida Fails

Marathon swimmer Diana Nyad spent more than 40 hours in the shark-filled waters between Cuba and the Florida Keys, climbing into a boat only to be treated for searing welts left by Portuguese man o’ war stings. Left swollen and red, Nyad had no choice but to end her trek early when medics warned another sting could be deadly.  Read more after the jump. @Shay_Marie x @gametimegirl

62-Year-Old Woman’s 2nd Attempt At Swimming From Cuba To Florida

62-year-old Diana Nyad is trying to make history by being the first female endurance swimmer to swim from Cuba to Miami. This is the Nyad’s second attempt after her first one failed when she was bitten by a shark. During this attempt, Nyad suffered a bad jellyfish sting at around the half way mark which is 113 miles. Nyad pauses every 45 and 90 minutes to rest and refuel with food handed to her from assistants which follow her by boat. Nyad hopes to be onshore at Monday morning and will lose about 15 pounds during the swim. Read more about Nyad and her swim after the jump. @Julie1205

Cuban Defense Minister Dies of Heart Attack

Cuba’s defense minister died suddenly Saturday of a heart attack at the age of 75, the Caribbean nation’s state news service reported. Read more after the jump… Funk Flex Find Flex on Google +

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