Former Cuban leader Fidel Castro is doing just fine, saying that rumors of his impending death are totally wrong.
In an article he self-published, Castro said he doesn't even suffer from headaches!
The article is accompanied by photos taken by son Alex Castro, which show the 86-year-old revolutionary icon standing outside near some trees wearing a checked shirt and cowboy hat, while reading from Friday's copy of the Communist Party newspaper Granma.
As reported by the Associated Press:
"I don't even remember what a headache feels like," Castro claims, adding that he was releasing the photos to show "how dishonest" the rumor mongers have been.
The article was published on the state-run Cubadebate Web site early Monday. It is the latest evidence the former Cuban president is alive and seemingly well after more than a week of intense speculation he was seriously ill.
He criticized Western media he said are in the pocket of the rich, and singled out Spain's ABC newspaper for publishing comments by a Venezuelan doctor who claimed to have information that Castro had suffered a stroke and had weeks to live.
Looks like the fiery head of state is still alive and kicking. Castro stepped down in 2006 following a severe illness, handing power to his brother Raul.
Photo credit: AP Photo/Alex Castro