Quantcast

Latest Fidel Castro Stories

2006-08-14 10:17:05

By Anthony Boadle HAVANA (Reuters) - Cuba's ailing Fidel Castro received a bedside visit from his main ally, Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, the Communist Party newspaper Granma said on Monday, as it published pictures of the two leftist leaders. The daily said Castro, who temporarily ceded power to his younger brother Raul Castro on July 31 due to surgery for intestinal bleeding, spent more than three hours with Chavez on Sunday in what a headline called "An Unforgettable...

2006-08-14 07:45:44

By Anthony Boadle HAVANA (Reuters) - Ailing Cuban leader Fidel Castro received a visit at his bedside from his main ally Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, the Communist Party newspaper Granma said on Monday, publishing pictures of the two men. The daily said Castro, who underwent stomach surgery two weeks ago, was fighting "for life." The gallery of pictures posted on Granma's Web site (http://www.granma.cubaweb.cu) show Chavez shaking Castro's hand on his 80th birthday on Sunday,...

2006-08-14 06:21:44

By Anthony Boadle HAVANA (Reuters) - Ailing Cuban leader Fidel Castro received a visit at his bedside from his main ally Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, the Communist Party newspaper Granma said on Monday, publishing pictures of the two men. The daily said Castro, who underwent stomach surgery two weeks ago, was fighting "for life." The gallery of pictures posted on Granma's Web site (http://www.granma.cubaweb.cu) show Chavez shaking Castro's hand on his 80th birthday on Sunday,...

2006-08-13 23:37:13

By Anthony Boadle HAVANA (Reuters) - Ailing Cuban leader Fidel Castro said his recovery could take time and cautioned Cubans to be ready for bad news, while acting president Raul Castro stepped into his brother's public role by greeting Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez as he arrived for a visit. Nearly two weeks after Fidel Castro temporarily ceded power to his younger brother -- the first change of control in the communist Caribbean nation in 47 years -- Cubans finally got a look...

2006-08-13 21:15:24

Corrects typo in 4th paragraph to change "massage" to "message" By Anthony Boadle HAVANA (Reuters) - Ailing Cuban leader Fidel Castro appeared in photographs published on Sunday to reassure Cubans he was still alive on his 80th birthday while his brother Raul made his first public appearance since becoming acting president. Raul Castro met Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez with a military salute and a hug at the Havana airport. It was the Cuban defense minister's first appearance...

2006-08-13 21:29:29

By Anthony Boadle HAVANA (Reuters) - Ailing Cuban leader Fidel Castro appeared in photographs published on Sunday to reassure Cubans he was still alive on his 80th birthday while his brother Raul made his first public appearance since becoming acting president. Raul Castro met Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez with a military salute and a hug at the Havana airport. It was the Cuban defense minister's first appearance since his brother temporarily ceded power to him on July 31 due to...

2006-08-13 15:22:03

By Anthony Boadle HAVANA (Reuters) - Ailing Cuban leader Fidel Castro appeared in photographs published on Sunday to reassure Cubans he was still alive on his 80th birthday while his brother Raul made his first public appearance since becoming acting president. Raul Castro met Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez with a military salute and a hug at the Havana airport. It was the Cuban defense minister's first appearance since his brother temporarily ceded power to him on July 31 due to...

2006-08-13 14:25:10

By Anthony Boadle HAVANA (Reuters) - A Cuban newspaper published photographs of ailing Fidel Castro on his 80th birthday on Sunday, the first since he ceded power two weeks ago to brother Raul, who made his first public appearance as Cuba's leader. Castro, who had surgery to stop intestinal bleeding on July 31, said his condition had improved but that he faced a long recovery. "I suggest you be optimistic and, at the same time, always prepared to receive bad news," he said in...

2006-08-13 13:12:03

HAVANA (Reuters) - Acting Cuban President Raul Castro appeared in public for the first time on Sunday, receiving Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, Cuban state television images showed. Chavez arrived in Havana to visit his political ally Fidel Castro on his 80th birthday. The Cuban leader relinquished power to his younger brother Raul on July 31 due to stomach surgery.

2006-08-13 07:36:11

By Anthony Boadle HAVANA (Reuters) - A Cuban newspaper on Sunday published the first photographs of Fidel Castro since his stomach surgery and the Cuban leader said he had stabilized "considerably" but was not out of the woods. He sent a message to Cubans on his 80th birthday that was published by youth daily Juventud Rebelde with four waist-up photographs of him wearing a sweat suit and speaking on the telephone, apparently sitting in a chair. Castro has not appeared in public...


Word of the Day
toccata
  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
Related