Thursday, November 17, 2005

CIA: Castro has Parkinson's disease

According to two CIA officials, the Cuban dictator has Parkinson's disease. Although rumours on Castro's health started in the mid-90s, he could be nearing a period where the symptoms are more evident and his mental functions start to deteriorate.
This could bring the island to a period of instability, if his brother and appointed successor, Raul Castro, who is also the head of the armed forces, is eager to take office but Fidel refuses to step down.
According to analysts, even larger questions remain: How will Castro's henchmen react to his deteriorating health? And, of course, how that could affect the role of Raul as other government officials start their own bids to power.
The article concludes by saying that
The revolution could be hanging by a thread

Read the whole thing here.



Blogger Subcomandante Bob said...

More on the Castro Parkinson's story at the National Nitwit, America's top source for dubious information.

4:36 PM  

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