Yeah, the Castro-is-dying story is a perennial, but this time he’s temporarily handed power over to his brother. Here’s wishing old Fidel all the worst.
UPDATE: Celebration in Miami:
The announcement drew cheering in the streets in Miami. People waved Cuban flags on Little Havana’s Calle Ocho, shouting “Cuba, Cuba, Cuba,” hoping that the end is near for the man most of them consider to be a ruthless dictator. There were hugs, cheers and dancing as drivers honked their horns. Many of them fled the communist island or have parents and grandparents who did.
Meanwhile, NBC News provides a bit of the sort of vague analysis that we used to call “Kremlinology”: “How would Raul Castro govern?”