Yugoslavian President and a friend of Fidel Castro, Vojislav has declined the report that Castro is dead. A rumor had spread among the Cuban refugees of Florida that Castro is no more. Some news agencies too have reported this. Cuban foreign affairs minister Filipe Perez Roque, also denied the report on Thursday itself.
After the surgery, Castro has not appeared in any public meetings. He used to appear in video broadcastings and his photos used to appear in news papers. Castro was last televised in June.