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Is this the end of an era?

Via TMZ reports:

Fidel Castro has reportedly suffered an embolic stroke … and his health is so bad, the 86-year-old former leader of Cuba can barely eat, speak or recognize people.

The news is being reported by El Nuevo Herald, which says it spoke with Jose Marquina — “a respected doctor” who assured the paper he has firsthand sources and information about Castro.

The doctor told the Herald, “[Castro] could last weeks like that, but what I can say is that we’ll never again see him in public.”

The last time Castro was seen out in public was back in March — when Pope Benedict XVI visited Cuba.

Who knows what kind of power struggle Castro’s death will bring about, but for the sake of the people of Cuba we hope the transition is a peaceful one.

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