Fidel Castro was mostly out of public view since falling ill in 2006, but he has resurfaced in the news numerous times this summer to promote several "conspiracy theories." First, the former President of Cuba came forward to warn the Cuban Parliament of the impending risk of Nuclear Holocaust, asserting that the U.S. and Israel will be targeting Iran and possibly North Korea in the near future. Next, Castro published an article which quoted largely from Daniel Estulin's 2006 piece, "The Secrets of the Bilderberg Club." The Bilderberg Group, which has been discussed frequently on this site, was founded in 1954, and has become famous amongst world governments and conspiracy theorists alike due to their yearly invite-only, non-public, 3-day conference of around 130 guests, most of whom are people of influence in the fields of politics, banking, business, the military and media. Castro even went so far as to invite Mr. Esulin to Cuba to discuss the topic of the book further.
Mr. Castro's latest newsworthy act is the claim that Osama Bin Laden is actually a CIA agent acting in conjunction with the U.S. government to propagate fear, citing CIA documents posted on whistle-blower website, Wikileaks, as evidence. With the U.S. set to ease travel restrictions to Cuba, one has to wonder what the motives are for Castro's recent "conspiracy-theory" claims.