Doctor: Fidel Castro Suffered Massive Stroke

Former Cuban leader Fidel Castro suffered from a massive stroke that has left him hardly able to eat, speak, and recognize people, according to a Venezuelan doctor.

The doctor, Jose Marquina, revealed that he has access to firsthand sources, who say that the 86-year-old former Cuban leader who was last seen in public in March suffered a cerebral hemorrhage, reports Fox News. Marquina stated:

“He suffered an embolic stroke and recognizes absolutely no one. The people with a condition of this nature have difficulty eating and, of course, they end up with total deficit in their neurologic capacities.”

Rumors regarding Castro’s health have been circulating off and on since March, especially after he stopped posting blogs in summer. Cuban news media published Castro’s first new writing in months on Thursday.

The letter congratulated students at a Colombian medical institute on the school’s 50th anniversary, and also recalled how it was converted into an anti-aircraft installation during the Cuban Missile Crisis, just days after it opened in 1962.

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