Ay! Una embolia? … Dios mio……….te dije que esperaras tres horas antes de meterte en el agua… condena’o, *&@^**&%$#!…..ahora te vas a quedar todo joroba’o….si es que no te mueres imediatamente….
This piece of news is being reported by Cuban exile blogger Alberto Muller, who claims to have an informer within Fidel Castro’s family circle.
This unnamed source says that in early December Fidel suffered an “embolia’– a cerebral embolism, or stroke — and that his condition and vital signs worsened so much on December 27 that he had to be hooked up to a respirator.
According to this highly placed informer Fidel is still alive, but gravely ill and unable to speak.
Old pre-Castro Cuban culture developed a peculiar myth about “embolias”: Anyone who dared to have contact with water after eating was believed to be at risk for one of these dreaded “embolias.” Swimming after eating was considered the deadliest sort of risk. Taking a bath or shower after eating was also considered very risky, as was getting caught in the rain, or being splashed, or — ten cuida’o — any sort of sexual activity. In some families, including mine, reading while eating was also considered perilous (No hagas eso, que se te va toda la sangre al cerebro en vez de al estomago!)
So, if the Maximum Leader has indeed suffered one of these dreaded “embolias,” could it be that someone simply splashed water on him after lunch, just as Dorothy did on the Wicked Witch of the West in The Wizard of Oz, and that the results were similar?
“I’m melting, meeeelting, ..Ooooohhhhh, what a world, what a world…. Who would have thought that someone like you could destroy my beautiful wickedness!”
Maybe it was holy water?
Alberto Muller claims that his source has always relayed correct information on the Castro household.
So, there you have it. The Coma Andante is no longer andante, but bed-ridden. Embolia o Muerte! Venceremos! Vamos requetebien! Viva el Postrado Maximo!