uba's state-run press on Monday published a letter attributed to Fidel Castro, in which the former Cuban leader blasted reports that he was dead or near death as "stupidities" spread by his countries enemies and gullible news agencies. Last week, Miami's Spanish-language El Nuevo Herald quoted a doctor saying the aging revolutionary was in a vegetative state after a massive stroke. The article, in Communist Party newspaper Granma, was accompanied by photographs showing Castro walking outside wearing a straw hat. In one image he held a copy of Granma from Friday as proof, Castro said, "of what liars they are."
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