Luckily for him, he was in Colombia and didn’t have to make-do with “free Cuban healthcare.”
Colombian Rebel Leader Hospitalized After StrokeTimochenko’s illness comes just days after FARC handed over the last of its individual weapons as part of peace deal
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
Thanks to president @AlvaroUribeVel you and so many others came back alive. https://t.co/I4TqSbjXkQ
— fairwitness8 (@fairwitness8) July 2, 2017
The surname Timoshenko/Timochenko elicits mixed messages for me. While there was a Soviet General named Timoshenko, Stephen Timoshekno was a “White Russian” (actually Ukrainian) emigre who was one of the greats of engineering mechanics. The ASME awards the Timoshenko Medal each year to those who have made great contributions to applied mechanics. Stephen Timoshenko made far greater contributions to the world than did the Soviet General and the FARC-thug Temohenko. The FARC-thug Timochenko medal? A bomb.