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Fidel Castro makes 1st public appearance in 9 months

HAVANA (AP) - Former President Fidel Castro made his first public appearance in nine months, attending the opening of an art studio in the Cuban capital.

Official newspapers and websites on Thursday carried a photo showing a seated, gray-haired Castro from behind, pointing at a work of art while artist Alexis Leyva leans in to talk to him at the Wednesday night event. Cuban state television also broadcast video of the encounter on the afternoon news.

Spanish newspaper La Vanguardia published three other pictures on its website that showed Castro's face. Wearing a black jacket and green scarf on a cool Havana evening, Castro reaches out to touch a sculpture in one of the images.

Castro last appeared in public on April 9, 2013, when he attended the inauguration of Havana school.

In December he met privately with visiting Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro, a key ally of Cuba.

Castro, 87, led Cuba for 48 years before falling gravely ill in July 2006 and handing over power to his brother Raul, who formally became president in January 2008.

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JJ January 11 2014 at 12:54 AM

Hopefully he will break a hip soon!

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georgechevrolet January 10 2014 at 11:39 PM

Die already you old bastard!

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d.carns January 10 2014 at 11:34 PM

Dictators of a feather flock together.

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d.carns January 10 2014 at 11:34 PM

He heard his buddy Obama was coming to Cuba for a vacation.

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thatker January 10 2014 at 10:44 PM

ummm who - and umm who cares

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ysesiakin January 10 2014 at 10:25 PM

Viva Cuba, Viva Fidel!

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JJ January 11 2014 at 12:55 AM

Even the language sounds poor and uneducated.

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lockworks07 January 10 2014 at 9:33 PM

He looks better than Kennedy and will most likely outlive the failed embargo. Cafe Con Leche anyone?

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aaldrew January 10 2014 at 9:53 PM

Before Kennedy ordered the embargo he made sure HE had plenty of Cuban cigars.

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lkfman January 10 2014 at 8:49 PM

Not looking that good, but, nice to see he's still hanging in there.

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Ralph Valle January 10 2014 at 9:29 PM

are you kidding me! Tell that to the many Cuban families he's separated, the relatives of the many he's killed, and to the Cuban people he's enslaved for over 50 years. It's easy to be a freaking communist and live outside of Cuba!!

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Luvucats January 10 2014 at 8:48 PM

It's a good thing that age and disability have overtaken such an evil person!

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stevenprtt January 10 2014 at 6:41 PM

Looks as if the old man hasn't a clue as to what is happening around him.

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