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Fidel Castro In Near Vegetative State According To Doctor

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No one has seen Former Cuban leader Fidel Castro in public since March, and now we know why. His disappearance from the public eye – which sparked rumors he had died –  is due to the fact that he’s in a near vegetative state after suffering a massive stroke, according to Venezuelan physician José Marquina. Marquina, speaking with Spanish language paper El Nuevo Herald claims that Castro had a cerebral hemorrhage that left him unable to feed himself, speak or recognize people.

“He could last weeks like that, but what I can say is that we’ll never again see him in public,” the NY Daily News quotes Marquina as saying.

You can see El Nuevo Herald’s full article here.