Sooner or later the rumours about the 88-year-old Cuban leader’s demise will come true.

The latest rumours seem to be fueled by two things:

  1. That he hasn’t appeared since the landmark deal with the US, including the returns of the Cuban prisoners to the US.
  2. Possible confusion about the death of Fidel Castro Obinga, the son of a prominent Kenyan politician.

Yesterday marked exactly one year since Castro was seen in public but occasionally his words are published in the local press.

Fidel Castro

Fidel Castro

Lots of the companies that rallied on news of the softening of the US embargo would also likely rally if Castro’s death is announced.