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Castro makes rare TV appearance

Sept. 22, 2007 at 11:23 AM   |   Comments

HAVANA, Sept. 22 (UPI) -- Hoping to quell rumors of his worsening health and even death, Fidel Castro made a rare TV appearance, Cuba's Granma newspaper reported Saturday.

"They say 'I was dying' and ... 'I will die the day after tomorrow' or something," said the 81-year-old Castro, referring to the recent rash of rumors regarding his death emanating from the communist island and South Florida in recent weeks.

However, he did appear sallow and at times seemed to lose his train of thought.

In the video aired on Cuban state television, Castro forewarned viewers of a possible showdown between the United States and Iran and referred to the global price of oil.

Castro turned over authority to his younger brother Raul in June 2006 after announcing he was suffering from an unspecified gastrointestinal ailment.

Topics: Fidel Castro
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