Skip to comments.Cuban blog says Fidel Castro spotted in public
Posted on 07/10/2010 4:30:19 PM PDT by NormsRevenge
HAVANA (Reuters) Cuban revolutionary leader Fidel Castro made his first known public appearance since falling ill four years ago in a visit this week to a Havana scientific facility, a blog reported on Saturday.
Photographs taken with a cell phone and posted with the pro-government blog showed a smiling Castro, 83, chatting with people said to have gathered around him as he was leaving the National Center of Scientific Investigations.
The blogger, Rosa C. Baez, wrote that Castro was spotted making a "surprise visit" to the center on Wednesday and stopped to greet and "throw kisses" to the group that waited for a chance to see him.
"He is thin, but looked good and, according to our director, is very good mentally," said Baez, whose blog appears on a website entitled "Bloggers and Correspondents of the Revolution."
In the photos, the white-bearded Castro wore an athletic jacket, as he has in virtually all photographs published since he went into seclusion.
Castro has been seen only in occasional photographs and videos since he underwent emergency intestinal surgery in July 2006 and ceded power provisionally to his younger brother, Raul Castro.
Last year, Venezuelan President and close ally Hugo Chavez said Castro had been going for walks near his Havana residence, but they were never confirmed by the government and there were no known photos of him out and about.
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The blog and photos can be found on the Internet at: (http://bloguerosrevolucion.ning.com/profiles/blogs/fidel-visito-el-centro)
Was MJ with him?????
I always try to avoid spotting in public.
Did it leave a stain?
There is obviously no justice in this world when Elvis is dead and Castro is still alive.
Will he ever die?
For a long time, I waited for the death of several individuals who were lingering but just wouldn’t go away, among them Yasser Arafat, my cat and Fidel Castro. Yasser finally died, then my cat died at the age of nearly 20...but Fidel is still with us.