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2008-06-18 03:00:04

Former Cuban leader Fidel Castro has appeared on television for the first time in five months. The ailing Castro was seen Tuesday on a video shown on state-run television speaking with his younger brother and current Cuban leader Raul Castro and Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, Granma newspaper reported online. The 81-year-old Fidel turned over authority to his brother Raul in July 2006 after announcing he was suffering from an undisclosed gastro-intestinal illness. He was last seen on...

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2008-04-15 00:50:00

Cuba's new president, Raul Castro, has quickly dispensed with many of the small but infuriating restrictions put in place by former President Fidel Castro.   Raul Castro took over as president of Cuba in February, after Fidel formally stepped down amid failing health.  Under Fidel's government, citizens of Cuba had only limited access to modern conveniences such as cell phones, kitchen appliances, hotels and other luxuries. The restrictions were an attempt to create economic...

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2008-02-25 09:00:00

Nearly 50 years of rule by Fidel Castro ended in Cuba on Sunday, as parliament chose his brother Raul to replace him as president. But two WVU professors and a few area residents don't think it will make much difference. "I don't think it will change anything," said Mitch Liston, 31, of Morgantown. "It's his brother, so Raul will try to live up to his brother's ideals." Roger Hollis, 70, of Morgantown, remembers when a naval blockade of Cuba nearly started a nuclear war in 1962, during the...

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2007-04-22 16:35:00

HAVANA -- "Fidel: 80 More Years," proclaim the good wishes still hanging on storefront and balcony banners months after Cubans celebrated their leader's 80th birthday. Fidel Castro may be ailing, but he's a living example of something Cubans take pride in - an average life expectancy roughly similar to that of the United States. They ascribe it to free medical care, mild climate, and a low-stress Caribbean lifestyle, which they believe make up for the hardships and shortages they suffer....

2006-09-05 18:13:21

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Actor-director Emilio Estevez is engaged to marry his girlfriend of two years, a writer who also landed a bit part in his latest movie, the star told People magazine on Tuesday. Estevez, 44, the eldest son of actor Martin Sheen and older brother of television star Charlie Sheen, says he and fianc©e Sonja Magdevski had not yet set a wedding date. "Don't know yet. Gotta get through this," he told People while attending the Venice film festival for the...

2006-09-05 11:47:19

By Mike Collett-White VENICE (Reuters) - For director Emilio Estevez, his new movie about the assassination of Robert Kennedy in 1968 is a call to young people to shake off their cynicism and engage in the political process. His first feature film in 10 years, which impressed critics in Venice where it is one of 21 entries in the main competition, "Bobby" focuses on the lives of people working at the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles on the night Kennedy was shot there. The ensemble...

2006-09-05 07:15:30

By Anthony Boadle HAVANA (Reuters) - Cuban leader Fidel Castro said he has put the worst of his health crisis behind him and will be able to receive foreign dignitaries in private during a summit of developing nations next week. But the left-wing firebrand said in a statement published on Tuesday that a full recovery from the undisclosed illness that forced him to turn over power to his brother will take a long time. Castro, 80, said he lost 41 lbs (18.6 kg) in a few days after...

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...


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jument
  • A beast of burden; also, a beast in general.
'Jument' ultimately comes from the Latin 'jugum,' yoke.
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