Castro Update

Cross-posted from PoliBlog:

Via the BBC: Castro almost ‘fully recovered’

Cuban President Fidel Castro has almost completely recovered from the stomach surgery he had last year, says the head of the country’s national assembly.

Speaking in a US TV interview Ricardo Alarcon gave no indication of when the Cuban leader might return to power.

But he said Mr Castro was over the worst after a series of operations, including what he described as very delicate surgery.

Mr Alarcon also said Mr Castro was reading and writing a lot.

The Cuban leader has not been seen in public since undergoing intestinal surgery in July 2006 and has temporarily ceded power to his brother Raul.

I love whole he is kinda, sorta, almost fully-ish recovere hedging. Is it so Soviet Union circa 1982–makes me nostalgic. For example:

“I think, in a way, he practically has fully recovered,” Mr Alarcon told the CNN network.


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  1. Dave Schuler says:

    The Black Knight.

  2. Beldar says:

    And Generalisimo Francisco Franco has been in stable condition since 1975!