Fidel Castro has reportedly suffered a massive stroke and is struggling to speak and eat, a Venezuelan doctor said today.
Dr. José Marquina, who has previously claimed to have direct ties to Castro, said the 86-year-old former Cuban leader “recognizes absolutely no one” and is being cared for at his home in Havana. His family is fighting to keep him alive but are remaining mum on the state of his health. Rumors that Castro is near death’s door have been circulating recently in the media and in social networks. He left office in 2006 due to life-threatening intestinal issues, handing over leadership to his younger brother, Raul.