Good news this morning, as the BBC informs us that a seriously ill General Pinochet is showing "signs of improvement" after his heart attack.
Old Augusto may be in his nineties, but he clearly has no intention of giving up the fight just yet.
This is encouraging for his family and supporters, and also for me - I've got twenty quid on Thatcher to pop her cork first, and the old bat is showing no signs of giving up the ghost.
So come on, General, stay with us! Satan will just have to keep that red-hot poker in the fire for another year at least.