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Miami DJs Claim Phone Prank on Castro


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Miami DJs Claim Phone Prank on Castro

2 hours, 23 minutes ago



By RACHEL LA CORTE, Associated Press Writer


MIAMI - Two radio show hosts who duped Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez into believing he was speaking by phone with Cuban President Fidel Castro (news - web sites) now claim to have similarly tricked Castro.




A recording provided by the Cuban-American radio announcers has a man they say is Castro responding for about four minutes Tuesday to snippets of a tape recording of Chavez, a Castro friend.



He catches on to the prank after he is called an assassin and the conversation disintegrates into him denouncing the caller with a stream of obscenities.



The call was played on Miami's WXDJ-FM on Tuesday; disc jockeys Joe Ferrero and Enrique Santos tricked Chavez in January.



"This was a big, big fish that we were trying to get," Ferrero said. "Castro really has his people well-trained to avoid these kind of situations, but we were able to persuade all these people."



In Havana, Cuban officials who did not want to be identified said Wednesday they did not know about the prank and could not comment.



Venezuelan Embassy spokesman Andres Izarra said he hadn't heard the recording and couldn't confirm whether the DJs actually got through to Castro.



Regardless, "it's another prank by these people who are very irresponsible and unethical," he said. "We totally reject these types of jokes."



If you go to the station site, you could listen to the broadcast. The Prank Call Just click on the bottom of the site and you can listen to it.

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