Paraguay leader visits soccer star shot in Mexico

Paraguay President Fernando Lugo says soccer star Salvador Cabanas

is hopeful, talking and exercising after he was shot in the head in

a Mexico City bar last month.

Lugo said the Parguayan striker was very lucid and had “a lot

of hope” during a talk at the hospital Sunday. Cabanas had been

expected to lead Paraguay’s national team at the World Cup in South

Africa this summer.

Lugo was in Mexico for the Rio Group summit. He showed off an

America T-shirt that Cabanas signed, and said the player is already

exercising on a stationary bike.

The man suspected of shooting Cabanas is still at large.