January 16, 2007

OUTLASTING ANOTHER:

Castro prognosis 'very grave' after failed surgery (Guardian Unlimited, January 16, 2007)

Fidel Castro is in a "very grave" condition after three failed operations, a Spanish newspaper reported today in the first detailed account of the Cuban leader's illness.

El País said Mr Castro was suffering complications from an intestinal infection known as diverticulitis.

It cited two unnamed sources from the Gregorio Marañón hospital in Madrid. The hospital employs the surgeon José Luis García Sabrido, who flew to Cuba in December to treat the 80-year-old leader.

Summing up his condition, El País said: "A grave infection in the large intestine, at least three failed operations and various complications have left the Cuban dictator, Fidel Castro, laid up with a very grave prognosis."

Posted by Orrin Judd at January 16, 2007 8:13 AM
Comments

Aside from what it may say about the vaunted Cuban health care system, flying a surgeon in from Spain doesn't seem very egalitarian.

Posted by: curt at January 16, 2007 9:52 AM

Surely commrads, this must be a bunch of capitalist propaganda put out to cover the coming American invasion of Cuba.

Posted by: Dave W at January 16, 2007 10:12 AM

Grave eh? Pun intended?

Posted by: erp at January 16, 2007 10:17 AM
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