Hugo Chavez, the world’s second most popular dictator, announced today that his mentor Fidel Castro is not dead yet.
“Fidel walked I don’t know how many minutes yesterday,” Chavez said Wednesday, noting he suspected Castro was watching his speech on television. “He’s walking more than me, almost jogging. Maybe he’s walking while watching us.”
In fact, Castro is feeling so good, he apparently walked all the way to Memphis, as those of us who watched American Idol last night can testify.
Chavez later held up a photograph and said, “I’m going to show you something, for those who say that Fidel is dying, that he can’t talk, that he can’t move.”
The TV camera zoomed in on the photograph, showing Castro performing on Fox’s American Idol television show. “He looks good, sí? And he sings even better. We are extremely happy, Fidel, about the news of your recuperation.”
Welcome to Hollywood Fidel!