Friday, September 21, 2007

Almost Lifelike Castro Surfaces in "New" Video

The dimwit from AP says he looks healthy.
HAVANA - Fidel Castro looked alert and healthier in a video taped Friday, the first images released of the ailing 81-year-old leader in more than three months.

In the images aired unexpectedly on state television Friday evening, Castro wore a red, blue and white jumpsuit with "F. Castro" in small block letters. The Cuban leader spoke slowly and softly and didn't always look the interviewer in the eye, but appeared to be thinking clearly.
F. Castro.

That has a familiar ring to it.

Meanwhile, Venezuelan nutcase and noted medical expert Hugo Chavez says everything is looking good for the Commie killer.
Cuban leader Fidel Castro nearly died and underwent several blood transfusions in which almost all his blood was exchanged, but he is now doing well, Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez said on Friday.

It was not clear if Chavez was talking about a recent relapse in the health of Castro, 81, or if he was recounting complications that he suffered after undergoing emergency surgery more than a year ago due to an intestinal problem.

"Fidel is well, clearly he has not finished his recovery. He has a little problem there but he can live like this another 100 years," Chavez told reporters during a visit to Brazil's Amazon city of Manaus.
I see he's wearing a different outfit as the last time we saw him. Must have a deal with adidas.

Here's some shameless propaganda, courtesy of Reuters.
HAVANA (Reuters) - Cuban leader Fidel Castro may have dropped out of sight, but his trademark green military cap is everywhere.

Nearly 49 years after Castro's socialist revolution, the Fidel cap is selling like hot cakes to tourists visiting Cuba, and more and more young Cubans are also snatching them up, in fashion statement that has little to do with politics.

"People should be able wear these hats as a tribute to Fidel Castro. He's a national hero. It's a tribute to a Cuban icon," said Scottish politician Jim McGovern, a member of the British Parliament, strolling through a Havana arts and crafts market.

The emblematic caps bought by tourists to take home as mementos of their trip to Cuba usually have red stars on the front, a symbol of revolutionary socialism. Others have an image of Ernesto "Che" Guevara, the Argentine-born guerrilla who fought alongside Castro in the revolution.

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