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2006-09-03 16:33:03

CARACAS, Venezuela (Reuters) - Cuban leader Fidel Castro is now able to write notes and give orders as he recovers from surgery, Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez said on Sunday. Castro temporarily handed power to his brother Raul on July 31 to recover from intestinal surgery after nearly 50 years of uninterrupted rule over the communist island. "He's writing already, (before) he couldn't even write, he was in recovery," Chavez said during his weekly Sunday broadcast, showing a...

2006-09-03 16:23:12

Corrects to remove reference to Castro wanting to go back to work in lead, removes paragraph five CARACAS, Venezuela (Reuters) - Cuban leader Fidel Castro is now able to write notes and give orders as he recovers from surgery, Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez said on Sunday. Castro temporarily handed power to his brother Raul on July 31 to recover from intestinal surgery after nearly 50 years of uninterrupted rule over the communist island. "He's writing already, (before) he...

2006-09-03 14:54:59

CARACAS, Venezuela (Reuters) - Cuban leader Fidel Castro is now able to write notes and give orders as he recovers from surgery and is eager to return to work, Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez said on Sunday. Castro temporarily handed power to his brother Raul on July 31 to recover from intestinal surgery after nearly 50 years of uninterrupted rule over the communist island. "He's writing already, (before) he couldn't even write, he was in recovery," Chavez said during his weekly...

2006-09-02 12:00:47

By Marc Frank HAVANA (Reuters) - New video footage showed an improving Fidel Castro but Cubans said on Saturday it was clear their felled leader was still ailing a month after he temporarily ceded power following intestinal surgery. Castro's careful crafted image of invincibility since sweeping to power in a 1959 revolution and entering into battle with the United States has been broken by two government broadcast videos showing him vulnerable and ailing at age 80. "Fidel looked...

2006-09-01 23:46:41

By Marc Frank HAVANA (Reuters) - Ailing Cuban leader Fidel Castro, looking well on the mend, was shown on television on Friday meeting with Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez after temporarily ceding power a month ago to undergo intestinal surgery. The video from the communist-ruled island appeared aimed at putting to rest rumors Castro was near death and out of public life for good after ruling the Caribbean island for more than 47 years. The seven-minute clip first showed a smiling...

2006-09-01 21:54:59

By Marc Frank HAVANA (Reuters) - Ailing Cuban leader Fidel Castro, looking well on the mend, was shown on television on Friday meeting with Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez after temporarily ceding power a month ago to undergo intestinal surgery. The video from the communist-ruled island appeared aimed at putting to rest rumors Castro was near death and out of public life for good after ruling the Caribbean island for more than 47 years. The seven-minute clip first showed a smiling...

2006-09-01 21:08:30

By Marc Frank HAVANA (Reuters) - Ailing Cuban leader Fidel Castro, looking well along the road to recovery, was shown on television on Friday meeting with Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez after temporarily ceding power a month ago to undergo intestinal surgery. The video from the communist-ruled island appeared aimed at putting to rest rumors Castro was near death and out of public life for good after ruling the Caribbean island for more than 47 years. The seven-minute clip first...

2006-09-01 21:07:21

HAVANA (Reuters) - A clearly recovering Cuban President Fidel Castro was shown on television on Friday meeting with Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez after temporarily ceding power a month ago to undergo intestinal surgery. Castro appeared much stronger than when he was last seen on in a video on August 13, when his ally Chavez visited him to celebrate his 80th birthday. On Friday Castro, wearing red pajamas, was seen sitting at a small table talking animatedly with Chavez. On August...

2006-09-01 21:07:01

Corrects first paragraph to show Castro was not shown with his brother Raul. HAVANA (Reuters) - A clearly recovering Cuban President Fidel Castro was shown on television on Friday meeting with Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez after temporarily ceding power a month ago to undergo intestinal surgery. Castro appeared much stronger than when he was last seen on in a video on August 13, when his ally Chavez visited him to celebrate his 80th birthday. On Friday Castro, wearing red...

2006-09-01 20:24:24

By Marc Frank HAVANA (Reuters) - Ailing Cuban leader Fidel Castro, looking well along the road to recovery, was shown on television on Friday meeting with Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez and brother Raul Castro, to whom he temporarily ceded power a month ago to undergo intestinal surgery. The video from the communist-ruled island appeared aimed at putting to rest rumors Castro was near death and out of public life for good after ruling the Caribbean island for more than 47 years....


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