Well he is playing us again!
Raúl's wife believed to be very ill
The woman who often served as Cuba's first lady, the wife of acting leader Raúl Castro, is believed to be seriously ill with colon cancer.
BY FRANCES ROBLES
As Raúl Castro rules Havana while his brother Fidel recovers from surgery, Cuba watchers say Raúl's longtime wife, Vilma Espín, is also believed to be seriously ill.
Although there's been no official word out of Cuba, reports of Espín's illness have been making the rounds in South Florida as the woman who often served as the island's first lady misses more and more important events.
Espín has been president of the Cuban Federation of Women for all of its 46 years, and for the first time last month missed its annual anniversary celebration.
The Holguín-based newspaper Ahora recently published a letter Espín wrote for last year's anniversary, suggesting that she was not even well enough to pen a statement this year.
Espín also did not attend the 13th Latin American congress on sexology and sexual education in Brazil, where she was to receive an award. And radio station CMHW in the central city of Santa Clara referred to her last month in the maudlin terms often reserved for the very sick or dead, saying she was the ``eternal guide of the newborn motherland.''
Last month, El Nuevo Herald published a story on the spreading word of Espín's ill health, including one report that she may be suffering from colon cancer. [More]