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Castro: What, Me Die?

Alex Castro / AP Photo

Workers of the world, relax. An article was published with Fidel Castro’s byline in Cuba dismissing worries that the 86-year-old Communist hero is dying. “I don’t even remember what a headache is,” the article in a state-run paper reads. Rumors of Castro’s imminent demise have increased in recent months, and he has not made a public appearance since receiving a visit from Pope Benedict XVI in March. On Sunday former Venezuelan vice president Elías Jaua said he met with Castro and that the Cuban revolutionary was “doing very well.”