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Cuba's Fidel Castro reportedly sends letter; prisoners released
Cuba's Fidel Castro reportedly sends letter; prisoners released

Former Cuban President Fidel Castro, whose absence from public view for months has fueled rumors that he might be dead, reportedly sent a letter to Argentine soccer legend Diego Maradona, assuring his friend that he is just fine, thank you. Meanwhile, the United States announced that Cuba had released the last of 53 jailed dissidents whose freedom was requested as part of thawing relations between the two countries -- and a momentous event that Castro has not commented on. Venezuela’s state-run television network Telesur, reporting from Havana, on Monday showed Maradona holding aloft the purported Castro letter. The authenticity could not be independently verified, but the letter...

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