August 31, 2010

Fidel Castro gives details of his health problems

Former Cuban leader Fidel Castro, in his most revealing comments yet on his health crisis four years ago, says he "came to be dead" and "the only thing I hoped for was for the world to stop." The man who ruled Cuba for nearly five decades did not identify his illness — Cuba has said that's a state secret — though media reports have identified it as diverticulitis, an inflammation in the intestines.

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