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Waiting on Castro



There have been falls, dizziness and even a fainting spell.

So when word came that 79-year-old Cuban leader Fidel Castro underwent "complicated" intestinal surgery and had temporarily ceded power to his brother Raul, Florida's political leaders declared themselves cautiously optimistic but said full-scale celebrations of the leader's demise should wait.

"I'm optimistic because while we don't put anything past the Castro regime, this is unprecedented," said state Rep. Juan-Carlos "J.C." Planas, R-Miami.

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[Last modified: Wednesday, September 15, 2010 3:09pm]


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