The Costa Rica News (TCRN) – Social media around the world has flooded the blogosphere with unconfirmed rumors about the death of Fidel Castro. However, in Cuba there are no signs that these reports are true even if the Cuban former leader, 88, has not been seen in public for months.

In past decades, speculation of the same caliber has invaded foreign communities of Cuban expatriates repeatedly, especially after an illness that forced Castro to leave the presidency in 2006.

This new wave of rumors were generated, in part, because there have been no comments or statements from the leader after the United States and Cuba announced the full restoration of diplomatic relations between the two countries on December 17, 2014.

It’s also been rumored online that the Cuban government has called a press conference to discuss the health of the leader, but Cuban officials in Havana told the media that they have not officially convened any press conference of the sort.

Nor is there evidence that officers have started preparations for a possible burial of Castro. (AP)

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