Don't miss

Replay


LATEST SHOWS

EYE ON AFRICA

Togo : will president Faure Gnassingbe win a third 5-year term ?

Read more

MEDIAWATCH

Controversy reigns 100 years after the Armenian genocide

Read more

THE WORLD THIS WEEK

Migrant Deaths: Politicians Divided after Emergency EU Summit

Read more

THE WORLD THIS WEEK

The G-Word: Turkey and the Armenian Genocide

Read more

FRANCE IN FOCUS

What will the new French healthcare bill change?

Read more

#TECH 24

Space Special: Happy Birthday, Hubble!

Read more

FOCUS

Video: Meeting Marseille's Armenian community

Read more

REPORTERS

Saving French soldiers' WWI trench carvings

Read more

ENCORE!

Armenia, 100 years on

Read more

Americas

Healthier-looking Fidel Castro appears in new video

Text by NEWS WIRES

Latest update : 2009-08-24

Former leader Fidel Castro was seen Sunday on Cuban television for the first time since June 2008 in a video showing him chatting with students from Venezuela. Castro, 83, appeared to be in good health.

REUTERS - Former leader Fidel Castro appeared on Sunday on Cuban television for the first time since June of last year in a video of him chatting with students from Venezuela.


Castro, 83, appeared to be in good condition as he spoke with the students about the state of the world in a meeting that took place on Saturday in Havana, according to the television report.


The video followed a front-page photograph of Castro meeting with Ecuadorean president Rafael Correa published on Sunday in the state-run newspaper Juventud Rebelde.


Castro has not been in public since undergoing intestinal surgery in July 2006. He resigned the presidency last year and was replaced by brother Raul Castro.
 

Date created : 2009-08-24

COMMENT(S)