Originally Posted by Musikmann
Should I just delete my post now, or wait patiently for the firestorm?
Hard to say. Given Castro insists he personally owns nothing, and GS's article, reprinted below without permission, sounds like it is based on his fans in Miami's recollections, I think the jury will stay out on this until long after he dies. I would agree there is no information in circulation that would suggest he has a garage with hundreds of expensive cars like the oil rich dictators have, or that he is supporting a few, to tens of dozens, of kids, like the douche bag dictator/king that spawned Osamma (and still great friend of America, if you let President Bush pick your friends), or that he lives in multiple palaces, like those oil rich sheiks in Saudi Arabia and Qatar and Kuwait we love so much.
Yeah, it seems Chavez is hated merely because he doesn't like Bush anymore. There was a time when he sought, as the elected head of state in Venezuela, an audience with Bush who snubbed him. So, Chavez became a Bush detractor - which gets Bushies all worked up. So what if Chavez admires Castro? For all any of us know, Castro may be an honorable man, a dictator, but a man of his word. More than I can say about GWBush.
Comandante since 1959. We estimate his fortune based on his economic power over a web of state-owned companies including El Palacio de Convenciones, a convention center near Havana; Cimex, retail conglomerate; and Medicuba, which sells vaccines and other pharmaceuticals produced in Cuba. Former Cuban officials living in U.S. assert that he has long skimmed profits. Castro insists his net worth is zero.
*(Â£484.1M, 40.4B rupees, CA$997.2M, AU$1,167.4M, 706.5M euros)
Sounds like the Forbes assessment of Fidel's estate assumes he will pass it on to someone as a legal entity. If it just goes with the job, being dictator, maybe Fidel's assessment is more accurate. Jim