Rumors in Havana were that the cancer free dictator was going to appear on TV and address the country on the eve of the dictatorship's 48th anniversary.
What they got instead was a short. "the battle is not lost" statement from the ailing dictator who also reminded them that he's still calling the shots or at least the major ones.
Granma nor anyone in the regime has announced the visit from the Spanish doctor, Sabrido. Though everyone appears to know the visit occur ed. Some die-hard commie patria o muerte types claim that Cuba doesn't need to bring in foreign doctors and that news of the 6,000 mile house call is an vicious rumor spread by the Miami-Mafia. Cubans , always jodiendo, say that proof that the Dr. Sabrido's visit happened is that it WASN'T published in Granma because Granma only publishes lies.
Granma also reported that Castro talked to the Chinese Ambassador over the phone. Actually, a translator talked to the Chinese Ambassador, who's Spanish vocabulary is probably limited to "ron" and "jinetera"and wouldn't know if they were playing a tape of Fidel rambling on about Elian or mini-cows.