Trust me. Fidel is very ill. He may even do "The Macarena" on a video. This is Raul's government now. My guess is that Raul will soon regret that he outlived his brother.
Cubans Begin to Just Say No: There's trouble ahead for the dictator in waiting. BY MARY ANASTASIA O'GRADY is worth reading:
"At this time the military seems to be loyal to Raul. Nevertheless, the dictator in waiting has at least two reasons to be worried. The first is Hugo Chávez, who pours an estimated $2 billion into the Cuban economy annually and seems to believe that he is the rightful revolutionary successor to Fidel. Rumor has it that attitude is not going down too well with Raul or his men."
Worse than that, Cubans are starting to stand up to the regime:
"While conventional wisdom discounts the movement as weak, disorganized and easily infiltrated, every action of the government suggests that popular resistance to the regime is spreading, even after a brutal wave of repression was unleashed more than a year ago."
Since '59, many brave Cubans have stood up to Castro. Most were executed. Others were thrown in political prisons.
Today, there are many Cubans who are doing the same at great personal risk. See the story of Jorge Luis Antúnez.
Raul Castro is worried about Antunez and lots of others who are willing to risk their lives to say no.