Saturday, August 05, 2006

Castro Has Cancer!

First report I've seen and this isn't what I'd call a rock solid source but we shall see. Working on confirmation.

Brazil-- Cuba’s leader Fidel Castro has cancer, N-TV TV station announced citing Brazilian newspaper Folha de São Paulo considered to be well informed about Castro’s health.According to the newspaper Brazil’s President Luis Inacio Lula da Silva has been informed by Havana that Fidel Castro has a cancer formation in his stomach.

“It looks like we are losing our friend,” the Brazilian newspaper reads citing Luis Inacio Lula da Silva. Even if he recovers from the stomach operation Cuba’s leader most probably won’t be able to run the country again, Folha de São Paulo comments.

Stomach cancer in someone of his advanced age generally carries a poor prognosis even with the best of care. I wonder how many top shelf gastric oncologists are practicing in Cuba after studying for years just to get a whopping $150.00/mon. paycheck. Irony sure can be ironic.

Update: Not sure this source is any more credible but al-jazeera is denying the report.

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