Venezuelan doctor says Fidel Castro suffered a stroke

Fidel Castro hasn't been seen in public since the Pope's visit to Cuba last March and the speculation has been building that he has suffered some kind of serious health crisis that isn't even allowing him to write his weekly newspaper column. Now a Venezuelan doctor who has been pretty accurate in the past about Castro's condition, says the ancient tyrant has suffered a stroke and is in a near vegatative state. Miami Herald: Former Cuban leader Fidel Castro suffered a cerebral hemorrhage and his state of health is so precarious that he has trouble feeding, speaking and recognizing people, said a Venezuelan physician who assured El Nuevo Herald that he has access to firsthand sources and information. "He suffered an embolic stroke and recognizes absolutely no one," said José Marquina, a respected doctor who in the past has claimed to have direct information about the illness affecting President Hugo Chávez of Venezuela. "The people with a condition of this nature have...(Read Full Post)