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Fidel Castro has Parkinson's Disease, thinks the CIA

category international | health / disability issues | other press author Thursday November 17, 2005 14:50author by pat c Report this post to the editors

I reckon this is wishful thinking on the part of the CIA. No concrete evidence to back it up.

The CIA believes Fidel Castro has Parkinson's Disease. The agency says that according to observations of his recent public appearances he does seem to have Parkinson's and his condition has progressed.

Fidel Castro is 79.

Authorities in Cuba say Fidel is in good health. However, when asked, they did not make any comments on whether or not he has Parkinson's.

Throughout much of Castro's life, rumors have been rife about his health. Recently, he said nobody would believe the story when he really dies one day.

Fidel Castro has ruled Cuba for 46 years, longer than any other head of government in the world today. If he were to die, it is thought his brother, Raul Castro, 74, would take over.

Written by: Christian Nordqvist
Editor: Medical News Today

Related Link: http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/healthnews.php?newsid=33663#
author by -publication date Thu Nov 17, 2005 15:02author address author phone Report this post to the editors

Its all over the Latin American press. Even if he has parkinsons, he can still go on, as obviously he does.
Yesterday he met with representatives of the RC church to mark 70 years of relations between the two states and spoke fondly of the last pope JP2 who indeed had parkinsons. But in the end it was a common cold that killed him.

Fidel Castro 16/11/05 meets with the RC church to mark 70 years of relations between Cuba and the Vatican.
Fidel Castro 16/11/05 meets with the RC church to mark 70 years of relations between Cuba and the Vatican.

author by pat cpublication date Sat Nov 19, 2005 15:46author address author phone Report this post to the editors

Castro mocks Parkinson's report
By Stephen Gibbs
BBC News, Havana

Cuban President Fidel Castro has portrayed as wishful thinking reports from the United States that he is suffering from Parkinson's Disease.
In a speech lasting over five hours, he said he felt fine and remarked that his ideological enemies had declared him dead on several previous occasions.

On Wednesday, a Miami newspaper said the CIA recently concluded that Mr Castro is showing signs of Parkinson's.

CIA experts made the diagnosis after analysing his public appearances.

Stamina

In front of a group of Havana University students, Fidel Castro, looking fit and in good spirits, mocked the latest reports that he is suffering from a debilitating illness.

He said he had never felt better and although he did not issue an outright denial that he had Parkinson's disease, the fact that he stood and delivered a wide-ranging speech for several hours appeared to be designed to make a point.

The president's health has been the subject of speculation for much of his 46 years in power.

He is now 79 and his occasional brief lapses in concentration during speeches do heighten the speculation.

But Cuban officials say that those close to the veteran leader can only marvel at his stamina - and Fidel Castro himself says that anyone who hopes that the Cuban revolution will come to an end when he dies will be proved wrong.

Related Link: http://news.bbc.co.uk/go/pr/fr/-/1/hi/world/americas/4448048.stm
 
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