Monday, September 03, 2007

US suggests Cuban government behind Castro dead rumours

WASHINGTON (AFP) — The United States suggested Monday that the latest round of rumours of ailing Cuban leader Fidel Castro's death might have been started by the government.

"I would say that the Cuban government has always been very good at stirring the nest whenever they felt the need to," said Gonzo Gallegos, a State Department spokesman.

"I can't say whether or not this is them or something else that is happening," he said when commenting on talk among Cuban exiles and echoed by foreign news outlets, especially in Florida, that the ailing Castro, 81, had died.

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