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.