Fidel's Epic Editorials Now ... 35 Words Long
His latest reflection is on yoga
By Mary Papenfuss,  Newser User
Posted Jun 19, 2012 11:50 PM CDT
Updated Jun 20, 2012 1:51 AM CDT
Former Cuba prez Fidel Castro says yoga effects 'defy imagination.'   (AP Photo/Cubadebate, Roberto Chile, File)

(Newser) – Fidel Castro might not like running-dog capitalists, but he's apparently a huge fan of the downward-facing dog. The aging Cuban icon waxed rhapsodic about yoga in his latest newspaper editorial. "Yoga does things with the human body that defy the imagination," said his front-page "Reflection from Fidel" in the state-run Granma newspaper. Maybe he's so busy doing yoga he doesn't have time to get wordy.

The editorial only ran 35 words—similar in length to many of his recent pieces, sparking speculation that his health or mental faculties may be seriously declining. "It may be that he is not coherent enough to write longer 'Reflections,'" a University of Miami professor tells CNN. "But it's clear that even if Fidel Castro is no longer in the limelight, he's not ready to stop talking just yet."