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Fidel Castro in plain clothes meets with Hugo Chavez

Posted August 28, 2010 by publisher in Cuba Politics.
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Xinhua

Visiting Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez met with former Cuban leader Fidel Castro and current leader Raul Castro here Wednesday, the official news channel NNTV reported.

Chavez discussed several international issues with Fidel, particularly the serious risks of nuclear war. He acknowledged Fidel’s role in “achieving a universal awareness to prevent a conflagration of incalculable consequences to mankind.”

Fidel shared passages of his new book “The Strategic Victory” with Chavez.




Afterwards Chavez met with President Raul Castro and reviewed the development of bilateral political and economic ties. Chavez left Cuba on Wednesday afternoon.

Official statistics show that trade between the two countries reached 3.138 million U.S. dollars in 2009. Caracas, capital of Venezuela, supplies Havana with 100,000 barrels of oil daily while receiving services from about 30,000 Cuban doctors and experts in other fields.

Member Comments

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On August 28, 2010, publisher wrote:

I take several things away from this article.

1. Since EVERYTHING Fidel does is a staged photo op, why is he wearing a checkered shirt? When have you EVER seen him in anything but a green army shirt, sweatshirt or suit, EVER?

2. Maybe it’s just the angle but is Fidel Castro fat? Is he just hiding his colostomy bag?

3. Where’s Raul? Obviously he was not welcome to be seen in the same photo with Fidel.

4. Who’s running Cuba?

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On August 29, 2010, publisher wrote:

Now Fidel is saying that bin Laden is a CIA agent.

He also stated that the US blew up the South Korean war ship to start a conflict with North Korea.

Good to have such a gracious old man share his wisdom and kindness with the world… while ignoring his own country. Jeesh.

Also, I want to add that I find it INSULTING that Fidel Castro has the nerve to sit in front of a portrait of the famous Cuban freedom Jose Marti.

This may sound harsh but if Jose Marti were alive today he would shoot Fidel Castro in the head.