Thursday, March 22, 2007

Breaking News: Castro Suffers Series of Strokes

Uncomfirmed reports from Havana indicate that President Fidel Castro has suffered a series of strokes and is in extremely critical condition. A Cuban government spokesman refused to confirm that President Castro had suffered any medical setbacks, but emphasized that the people of Cuba continued to have faith in their President.

Concerns over the health of President Castro increased last year when he underwent surgery for an abdominal ailment. In recent months, however, President Castro's condition had seemed to improve, slowing speculation about a succession crisis in Cuba.

UPDATE: A Cuban government spokesman has confirmed that President Castro has suffered a stroke.

Warning!

This is part of a foreign policy simulation for the Patterson School of Diplomacy and International Commerce. The events depicted are not actually happening.