Fidel Castro Makes Public Appearance

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Fidel Castro greets people - Photo by PressTV
Fidel Castro greets people - Photo by PressTV

Public Appearance Dispels Death Rumours

THUNDER BAY – Cuba’s former President Fidel Castro was out in public for the first time in a year this week.

Newly-released photos appear to show the leader greeting a group of Venezuelans, who were visiting a school in Havana.

Fidel Castro greets people - Photo by PressTV
Fidel Castro greets people – Photo by PressTV

Cuba’s Fidel Castro seen in public after 14 months http://t.co/vNYVcW5p2W pic.twitter.com/7t2veKaBtX— Press TV (@PressTV) April 5, 2015

The encounter is said to have been unplanned.

State-run television network Cubavision released the pictures on Saturday (April 4), but reported the meeting took place the previous Monday (March 30).

Castro’s prolonged absence had led to rumours he was terminally ill or may even have died.