Castro: What, Me Die?

    This picture released by Cubadebate on its website early Monday Oct. 22, 2012 shows Cuban leader Fidel Castro in Habana, Cuba Sunday Oct. 21, 2012.  Castro has written Sunday an article in state-media criticizing those who spread rumors he was on his death bed.  Persistent rumors circulated last week that the former Cuban leader was on his deathbed or had suffered a massive stroke.(AP Photo/Alex Castro, Cubadebate)

    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.”

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