Fidel Castro writes Maradona to quell death rumors: Venezuela TV

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Former Argentine soccer star Diego Maradona arrives at the ICRT for the recording of a TV show in HavanaCARACAS (Reuters) – Fidel Castro has sent a letter to his friend and Argentine soccer great Diego Maradona, a Venezuelan-based TV network said on Monday, adding that the missive quashed rumors that the former Cuban leader might have died. The elder Castro had not been heard from nor seen in public since his brother Raul’s historic U.S.-Cuba rapprochement last month, and the silence has re-ignited speculation about his health. The regional Telesur station website posted a picture of Maradona, who had recently visited Cuba, reading a letter with the 88-year-old Castro’s signature. …