Castro ‘well enough for election’
Posted: 25 December 2007 07:49 AM   [ Ignore ]
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The health of Cuban President Fidel Castro is good enough for him to be a candidate in next month’s parliamentary elections, his brother Raul has said.
Raul Castro said Fidel was exercising two hours daily and putting on weight.

Fidel Castro handed over power temporarily to Raul in July 2006 when he underwent intestinal surgery.

Communist leaders back Fidel Castro’s decision to run for parliament, a prerequisite to remaining president, his younger brother said.

‘Powerful mind’

Last week Fidel Castro, 81, indicated that he could possibly step down in favour of a younger generation.

He has ruled Cuba since the 1959 revolution but has not appeared in public since undergoing surgery last year.
Fidel Castro has maintained a presence by writing newspaper columns and appearing in photographs and pre-recorded videos.

Now Raul Castro has said he is recovering well. He was speaking in the eastern city of Santiago where Fidel is standing in the 20 January elections.

“He has a powerful mind, a healthy mind, he’s in full use of his mental faculties, and, yes, he has some little physical limitations due to the problems he had,” Raul Castro said on national television.

“He does exercises for almost two hours a day, twice a day and he has greatly recovered weight and muscle mass.”

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Published: 2007/12/25 12:00:52 GMT

Posted: 25 December 2007 10:14 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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But, Raul Castro added “Fidel cannot be seen in public because I’m really just making this stuff up. I haven’t talked to Fidel for three months.” grin

Raul, if Fidel is doing so well, why doesn’t he make a public appearance or show up for a “round table” interview?

Because he must look terrible and/or not be able to speak well.

Raul, you are now disrespecting the Cuban people now too.

You can be part of the solution or part of the problem.


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