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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....

2006-09-01 18:47:57

By Marc Frank HAVANA (Reuters) - A clearly recovering Cuban President Fidel Castro 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 have abdominal surgery. The video should put 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, if gray, Castro in bed...

2006-09-01 16:32:41

CARACAS, Venezuela (Reuters) - Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez said he visited Cuban leader Fidel Castro on Friday and that his close ally was doing well after intestinal surgery. The Venezuelan leader, a self-described revolutionary at odds with Washington, said he made a brief stop in Cuba after visiting China, Syria and Angola where he signed cooperation deals he says are aimed at countering U.S. influence. "Fidel has recovered well from the ailment from which he was suffering,"...

2006-09-01 00:54:07

By Anthony Boadle HAVANA (Reuters) - The most visible change in Cuba since an ailing Fidel Castro handed power to his brother is that there are fewer speeches, but a discreet transfer from personal to institutional rule is underway, led by acting president Raul Castro, Cuba experts say. Cubans, accustomed to knowing only what they are told about the inner workings of the government, have gone about life calmly despite a lack of news about the future since Castro relinquished power...


Word of the Day
sough
  • A murmuring sound; a rushing or whistling sound, like that of the wind; a deep sigh.
  • A gentle breeze; a waft; a breath.
  • Any rumor that engages general attention.
  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
  • To make a rushing, whistling, or sighing sound; emit a hollow murmur; murmur or sigh like the wind.
  • To breathe in or as in sleep.
  • To utter in a whining or monotonous tone.
According to the OED, from the 16th century, this word is 'almost exclusively Scots and northern dialect until adopted in general literary use in the 19th.'
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