Former Cuban leader Fidel Castro shows a copy of the October 19, 2012 Granma newspaper in Havana

 
Former Cuban leader Fidel Castro shows a copy of the October 19, 2012 Granma newspaper in Havana
Former Cuban leader Fidel Castro shows a copy of the October 19, 2012 Granma newspaper in Havana October 19, 2012. Castro dismissed reports that he was dead or near death in an article published on Monday in Cuba's state-run press. He accused news agencies and enemies of Cuba of spreading "stupidities" about him, particularly a report from a Spanish newspaper last week that said he had suffered a massive stroke and was in a vegetative state. Picture taken October 19, 2012. REUTERS/Alex Castro/Courtesy of Cubadebate