Luckily for him, he was in Colombia and didn’t have to make-do with “free Cuban healthcare.”
The top commander of Colombia’s largest rebel movement was hospitalized Sunday following a stroke and remains in intensive care, just days after his group handed over the last of its individual weapons as part of a historic peace deal.
Rodrigo Londoño, better known by his nom de guerre Timochenko, checked himself into a hospital emergency room in the city of Villavicencio shortly after 8 a.m. with slurred speech and numbness in his arm, doctors said in a news conference. They said he remains in intensive care as a precautionary measure, but his speech and mobility have already recovered 90% from what they described as a temporary blockage of blood to his brain.
In other news,
Howes, Stansell and Gonsalves were rescued from the FARC nine years ago.
Celebrating nine years of freedom today. Thanking God and the Colombian Army for Operación Jaque. pic.twitter.com/Yxvx7dToX9
— Marc D Gonsalves (@marc_gonsalves) July 2, 2017
— fairwitness8 (@fairwitness8) July 2, 2017