Wednesday, August 09, 2006

Witches Seek End of Fidel Castro's Regime

From botanicas to churches to rap music airwaves, many South Floridians expressed their hopes that Fidel Castro's regime was headed for its last days.

In their haste to see el jefe pass on to the great beyond, some Cubans were banking on otherwordly assistance.

''Fidel, para el c-----!'' shouted 61-year-old Zoila Morales, raising her voice above the din of clucking poultry at the Riviera Botanica at 1750 Northwest 17th Ave.

Loosely translated: Fidel, go to hell.

Promising to do her brujería -- or witchcraft -- Morales plunked down a $100 bill in exchange for a half-dozen roosters and chickens tucked neatly in individual, ventilated paper bags. Full Story

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