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U.S. government says Castro has cancer

Oct. 7, 2006 at 8:25 PM   |   Comments

HAVANA, Oct. 7 (UPI) -- U.S. government officials say Cuban President Fidel Castro is suffering from terminal cancer, Time magazine reported.

The officials cautioned, however, that definitive proof of Castro's condition was not available.

The Cuban leader handed over authority to his brother, Defense Minister Raul Castro, at the end of July due to an unspecified gastro-intestinal problem. Castro has since been publicly seen only in the pages of state newspapers and on state-run television in Cuba.

Officials in Havana denied the report.

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