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April 12, 2007

World News

Castro almost fully recovered

Cuban leader Fidel Castro is "almost totally recovered" from intestinal surgery last year, his ally Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez said.The 80-year-old Cuban president had resumed a good part of his duties, Mr Chavez told journalists in Caracas. Mr Castro has not been seen in public since July 2006, when he handed power to his brother Raul.

His continued absence from politics has fuelled speculation about the seriousness of his condition. Mr Castro's health is treated as a state secret in Cuba, but Mr Chavez has offered a number of updates on his ally in recent months. "Almost totally recovered is the very reliable information that I keep receiving," Mr Chavez told a news conference in the Venezuelan capital.

Posted by mneha at April 12, 2007 09:54 PM


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