Castro Back in the Spotlight
Posted on Aug 7, 2010
A week shy of his 84th birthday, Fidel Castro took to the podium Saturday to address the Cuban parliament on the threat of nuclear war, his first such address in more than four years. —JCL
New York Daily News:
Fidel Castro is making a comeback.
Cuba’s aging revolutionary leader surfaced Saturday, addressing the communist country’s parliament for the first time in four years.
The 83-year-old—whose failing health and absence from public life during has raised questions about whether he was still alive—sported his signature gray beard and donned olive green military fatigues as he spoke to cheering legislators at the National Assembly.
It was his seventh appearance since July 7—after virtually disappearing since 2006.
AP / Javier Galeano
The comeback kid: Fidel Castro makes a point during his 12-minute speech to Cuba’s parliament on Saturday.