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New photo shows 'healthy' Castro
bbc ^ | 23 August 2009

Posted on 08/23/2009 1:14:43 PM PDT by JoeProBono

A new picture of Fidel Castro has been published in a state-run newspaper, apparently showing Cuba's ailing former leader in much better health.

The photograph in Juventud Rebelde, the Communist Youth newspaper, showed Mr Castro talking to Ecuador's left-wing president, Rafael Correa.

Mr Castro, 83, was dressed more smartly than in other recent photos, wearing a white shirt rather than a tracksuit.

He has not been seen in public since undergoing an operation in 2006.

Mr Castro stepped down and his younger brother, Raul, took over his various offices.

(Excerpt) Read more at news.bbc.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: castro; deathwatch

Castro's health appears visibly to have improved in recent months


1 posted on 08/23/2009 1:14:43 PM PDT by JoeProBono
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To: JoeProBono

Woot for socialized healthcare. /s


2 posted on 08/23/2009 1:17:11 PM PDT by cranked
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To: JoeProBono

That tracksuit was getting annoying, like he hadn’t changed in a year or something. He doesn’t look healthier though. Wish he would save them some public monies and take the option Obama wants to give to old people.


3 posted on 08/23/2009 1:19:28 PM PDT by GeronL (Toward the TOTUS State-Nightmare in Obamaland .. http://tyrannysentinel.blogspot.com)
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it would be funny to see him to another face-flop onto the ground


4 posted on 08/23/2009 1:21:30 PM PDT by Mr. K (THIS ADMINISTRATION IS WEARING OUT MY CAPSLOCK KEY DAMMIT DAMMIT DAMMIT!!!!!)
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To: JoeProBono

My bet this is a body double ...probably a triumph of Cuban plastic surgery. The real Castro likely assumed room temperature some time ago and is likely being held on ice until Raul is firmly in power.


5 posted on 08/23/2009 2:07:30 PM PDT by The Great RJ ("The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money." M. Thatcher)
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To: JoeProBono

6 posted on 08/23/2009 2:44:43 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY (Live Free Or Die)
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To: JoeProBono

That is a mannequin


7 posted on 08/23/2009 4:36:56 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously... You'll never live through it.)
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