According to the Associated Press, Cuban dictator Fidel Castro temporarily turned over the Cuban presidency to his brother Raul (who is also the defense minister) after he had been operated to repair a "sharp intestinal crisis with sustained bleeding". The news came in a statement read on state television by his secretary Carlos Valenciaga. "Ongoing intestinal bleeding can be serious and potentially life-threatening", said Dr. Stephen Hanauer, gastroenerology chief at the University of Chicago hospitals. While we're crossing our fingers, in Miami Cuban-Americans are celebrating in the streets.
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