Saturday, August 07, 2010

Castro Speaks

Fidel Castro makes 1st official gov't appearance

HAVANA (AP) — Fidel Castro is delivering a speech before Cuba's parliament, his first official government appearance in four years.
The 83-year-old bearded revolutionary waved and smiled Saturday as he arrived in the chamber, led by a subordinate and dressed in olive fatigues. A cheering crowd yelled "Fidel, Fidel, Fidel!" and "Long live Fidel! Long live Raul!" a reference to his younger brother and the current Cuban president.

Castro is expected to discuss his growing preoccupation with the threat of global nuclear war.

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