The guy at the Botanica refused to sacrifice a chicken to see what the "santos" would tell him about Castro's health. So we asked an Astrologer:
Castro's Astrological Chart on Aug 4, 2006:
The Whole reading hereWill he survive? For a while, yes. For how long? His significator is the Moon, one of the luminaries (lights). Both luminaries, the Sun and the Moon, are in fixed signs - indicating good stamina, but applying by a conflictual aspect to Neptune - the infection is draining him out of energy. Besides, the Sun is also conjunct Saturn - so the end of the rope is not far. I'm not good at timing but this looks like he still has several months to go.