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07-12-2010, 10:46 PM
Fidel Castro makes TV appearance

Former Cuban president Fidel Castro seemed healthy and was talkative in an interview broadcast on Cuban TV on Monday - his first television appearance in 11 months.

Speaking slowly, but appearing relaxed and cogent, the 83-year-old Castro talked about the conflict between North and South Korea at the start of an interview on the Mesa Redonda - or Round Table - a daily Cuban talk show on current events.

It was a rare appearance for a man who has stayed largely out of the public eye since a serious illness four years ago forced him from power.

The first photographs of the revolutionary leader in a public forum were published on Saturday, when images of him greeting workers at a Havana think tank appeared in Cuban media.
Castro has shunned the spotlight since undergoing emergency intestinal surgery in July 2006.

- AAP July 13

Red Ryder
07-12-2010, 11:16 PM
I thought Castro was dead. Shows what I know!

Pastor Bill
07-12-2010, 11:45 PM
I thought Castro was dead. Shows what I know!

He retired as President in 08 and still holds the mostly ceremonial position of First Secretary of the Communist party.