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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.

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.

2006-08-13 01:10:00

By Anthony Boadle HAVANA (Reuters) - Cubans wished Fidel Castro a happy 80th birthday on Sunday even though the ailing leader has not been seen or heard in public since ceding power to his brother two weeks ago after stomach surgery.

2006-08-12 17:10:17

By Marc Frank HAVANA (Reuters) - Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez said he would fly to Havana to share birthday cake with Fidel Castro, who was reported on Saturday to be walking, talking and working a bit in the clearest signs yet the ailing Cuban leader was recovering.

2006-08-12 14:03:24

By Marc Frank HAVANA (Reuters) - Cuban President Fidel Castro was reported to be walking, talking and undergoing briefings on Saturday, and Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez was headed to Havana to share a birthday cake with the ailing Cuban leader.

2006-08-12 13:17:38

CARACAS, Venezuela (Reuters) - Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez said he would visit ailing Cuban leader Fidel Castro in Havana on Saturday night for Castro's 80th birthday. Castro handed over the reins of power in late July to his younger brother Raul following abdominal surgery.

2006-08-12 13:00:08

CARACAS, Venezuela (Reuters) - Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez said he would visit ailing Cuban leader Fidel Castro in Havana on Saturday night for Castro's 80th birthday.

2006-08-12 10:12:39

By Marc Frank HAVANA (Reuters) - Cuban President Fidel Castro is walking, talking and being briefed, according to a statement published on Saturday in the Communist Party daily, Granma, a day before his 80th birthday.

2006-08-12 08:22:02

HAVANA (Reuters) - Cuban President Fidel Castro is walking, talking and being briefed, according to a cryptic statement published Saturday in the Communist Party daily, Granma, a day before the "Maximum Leader's" 80th birthday.

2006-08-11 17:31:03

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Cuba's Communist government may redouble its efforts to assert control and assure the successful transition from Fidel to Raul Castro, but the plan won't work in the end, a senior U.S. official said on Friday.


Word of the Day
aphotic
  • Having no light.
  • Of or relating to the region of a body of water that is not reached by sunlight and in which photosynthesis is unable to occur.
The word 'aphotic' comes from Greek roots meaning 'without' and 'light'.
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