Fidel Castro makes rare public appearance in Cuba

Reuters via CBC
April 4,2014

Former Cuban President Fidel Castro, 88, appeared in public for the first time in more than a year on Monday, greeting a visiting delegation of Venezuelans to show he is alive and well, official media reported on Saturday. (Estudios Revolucion/Cubadebate/Reuters)
Former Cuban President Fidel Castro, 88, appeared in public for the first time in more than a year on Monday, greeting a visiting delegation of Venezuelans to show he is alive and well, official media reported on Saturday. (Estudios Revolucion/Cubadebate/Reuters)

Former Cuban President Fidel Castro, 88, appeared in public “full of vitality” for the first time in more than a year on Monday, greeting a delegation of Venezuelans, official media reported on Saturday.

It was his first known appearance outside his home since Cuba in December agreed to normalize relations with the United States, Castro’s longtime adversary.

Official media showed images of a seated Castro shaking hands with the visiting Venezuelans through the window of his vehicle, wearing a baseball cap and a windbreaker.

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