Former Cuban leader Fidel Castro wrote a letter and published photos of him on Monday to go against the “birds of bad omen” who reported that he was close to death. Castro, 86, appeared to be in good shape in the photos he published.
“El Comandante” was said to be on his death bed after he reportedly suffered an embolic strike. But Castro lashed out at the reports that claimed he was in a neurovegetative state. “Birds of bad omen! I don’t even remember what a headache is,” the 86-year-old wrote in a statement. The letter was accompanied by a number of photos to prove “liars wrong.”
On Sunday, a former aide of Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez paid visit to Cuba’s former leader. Elias Jaua met with Fidel Castro at a hotel in Havana.