facebook
twitter
rss
account
search
search
 

Fidel Castro absent from summit opening

Sept. 15, 2006 at 3:30 PM   |   Comments

HAVANA, Sept. 15 (UPI) -- Ailing Cuban leader Fidel Castro was not present Friday at the opening of a summit of more than 50 world leaders in Havana.

Raul Castro, to whom Fidel Castro turned over authority on the communist island in late July when he underwent gastro-intestinal surgery, represented his brother.

Fidel Castro did meet with U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan and Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, the state-run Granma newspaper reported online Friday.

Raul Castro opened the Non-Aligned Movement Summit of 118 nations wishing his brother well and condemning the United States for trying to promote regime change in Cuba.

The outspoken U.S. critic Chavez told leaders that "blood will run" if the United States invaded Cuba.

© 2006 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction, republication, redistribution and/or modification of any UPI content is expressly prohibited without UPI's prior written consent.
Most Popular
1
Poland's Komorowski wants U.N to block Russian influence Poland's Komorowski wants U.N to block Russian influence
2
Jon Stewart criticizes NFL for actions against Adrian Peterson Jon Stewart criticizes NFL for actions against Adrian Peterson
3
Ferguson cop testifies before grand jury about Michael Brown shooting Ferguson cop testifies before grand jury about Michael Brown shooting
4
New F-35 sustainment system undergoing flight testing New F-35 sustainment system undergoing flight testing
5
Nazi death camp gas chambers discovered Nazi death camp gas chambers discovered
Trending News
Video
x
Feedback