Cuba Politics

Fidel Castro cancels trip to Uruguay due to health problems

Posted March 04, 2005 by publisher in Cuba Politics.


Cuban President Fidel Castro Ruz canceled his Uruguayan trip due to health problems, Uruguayan president-elect Tabare Vazquez said Monday.

Castro had planned to participate in Vazquez’s inauguration ceremony scheduled for Wednesday evening, but Cuban doctors recommended Castro cancel the trip to continue the recovery of hisknees which were wounded accidentally last year, local media reported.

Cuban Foreign Minister Felipe Ramon Perez Roque will lead the Cuban delegation for the inauguration ceremony.

The two countries had announced they would resume diplomatic ties after Vazquez’s inauguration.

Uruguay broke off diplomatic relations with Cuba in 2002 after Castro described Uruguayan President Jorge Batlle as a “Juda” after Uruguay sponsored a UN resolution on Cuba’s human rights record.

Member Comments

On March 04, 2005, publisher wrote:

He did not attend the famed Habanos Festival dinner recently either which is a big event for Castro. His sons, Ricardo Alarcon and Carlos Lage were there along with actor Jeremy Lyons.

On March 11, 2005, PABLOPUEBLO wrote:

Castro health is Ok,it seems to be that the vecinity of Uruguay
and Chile may change Castro’ mind.The situation of the late
Gladys Marín, a long time good friend of Castro,didn’t allow
Castro to go to Uruguay without stopping over in Chile to visit
his very ill friend,then Castro decided no to go either Uruguay
nor Chile.