Fidel Makes Public Appearance

Via the BBC:  Cuban ex-leader Fidel Castro in rare public appearance.

Cuba’s former President Fidel Castro has appeared in public for the first time in nine months.

Mr Castro, 87, attended the opening of an art studio in the capital, Havana, on Wednesday night.

Photo at the link—he is really looking his age these days.  Also, some video here.

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  1. Tillman says:

    He looks like a retired socialist Santa.

  2. gVOR08 says:

    From the link

    Fidel Castro led Cuba for nearly half a century before handing over power to his brother, Raul, in 2006 because of ill health.

    For most of that nearly half century the goal of our Cuba policy was to remove Fidel from power. That didn’t work very well, did it? One may hope Obama’s infamous handshake with Raul was a small step toward a more rational policy.