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Fidel Castro re-emerges, proving he's alive during trip to farm

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Former Cuban leader Fidel Castro walks in a garden on Oct. 19, in an image provided by Cubadebate.

By NBC News wire services -- Former Cuban leader Fidel 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.

"Birds of bad omen! I don't even remember what a headache is," he wrote.

The article in Communist Party newspaper Granma was accompanied by photographs (in Spanish) showing him walking outside on a sunny day on what appeared to be a farm.  Full Story

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Fidel Castro holds up Friday's edition of Granma.

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Castro visiting a cultured field at an undisclosed location.


A man in Havana on Oct. 22 reads the edition of Granma that features recent pics of Fidel Castro.


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