Not quite OK
Just hours after Brazilian president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva described Fidel Castro as being in “impeccable health”, the 81-year-old dictator has confirmed that he is still too weak to speak in public.
The admission comes in Castro’s latest editorial, a lengthy, semi-coherent attack on the US and capitalism that has just published in all its glory by the official media in Cuba.
In the editorial, Castro acknowledges that much as he would like to, he is “not physically able to speak directly to the citizens of the municipality where I was nominated for our elections next Sunday”.
Make of that what you will.