Fidel Castro returns to Cuban parliament

Castro formally handed over the presidency of Cuba to his younger brother Raul Castro in 2008.

Fidel Castro returns to Cuban parliament

Former Cuban President Fidel Castro attended a session of the island's parliament for the first time in four years on Saturday, crowning a spate of recent public appearances after a long period of seclusion.

Castro, dressed in a green military shirt without insignias, was greeted by a standing ovation as he took his seat after being helped to the podium. He was attending a special session he had requested to debate his warnings that the world is on the brink of a nuclear war due to U.S. moves against Iran.

It was the first time that the bearded, historic leader of Cuba's Revolution, who turns 84 this month, had participated in a public government meeting since 2006, when he fell ill and underwent intestinal surgery.

He formally handed over the presidency of Cuba to his younger brother Raul Castro in 2008.


Reuters

Last Mod: 07 Ağustos 2010, 18:12
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