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Report: Fidel Castro suffers stroke
 
In a rare interview, Fidel Castro said communism doesn't work for Cuba anymore.
In a rare interview, Fidel Castro said communism doesn't work for Cuba anymore.
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With fresh rumors circulating that Fidel Castro is near death, a Venezuelan physician claiming firsthand sources tells El Nuevo Herald, The Miami Herald's Spanish-language newspaper, that the former Cuban leader suffered a cerebral hemorrhage and is probably in a near "neurovegetative" state. "He suffered an embolic stroke and recognizes absolutely no one," said José Marquina, a respected doctor who in the past claimed direct information about the health of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, a close Castro ally.

 

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