Leo's Fidel watch:
MANAUS, Brazil (Reuters) - Cuban leader Fidel Castro nearly died and underwent several blood transfusions in which almost all his blood was exchanged, but he is now doing well, Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez said on Friday.
It was not clear if Chavez was talking about a recent relapse in the health of Castro, 81, or if he was recounting complications that he suffered after undergoing emergency surgery more than a year ago due to an intestinal problem.
Don't know if I believe Hugo. If Fidel is doing all that well, how come he hasn't been scheduled to speak at Columbia?