facebook
twitter
rss
account
search
search
 

Cuban media releases Castro statement

Oct. 18, 2012 at 7:58 AM   |   Comments

http://cdnph.upi.com/sv/em/upi/UPI-12441350559945/2012/1/32b6d80b8cad26e7ec3e0c1b0ced360d/Cuban-media-releases-Castro-statement.jpg
HAVANA, Oct. 18 (UPI) -- Cuban state media released a message from Fidel Castro amid speculation the ex-leader was close to death.

Castro was officially succeeded by his brother, Raul, as president of the country in 2008, two years after surgery for an undisclosed intestinal illness. Since then Castro has written frequent newspaper columns, which suddenly halted in June, prompting opponents to speculate about his health, CNN reported Thursday.

"The comandante is well, following his daily routine, reading, exercising," Alex Castro, one of Castro's sons, told Cuban state media.

Castro's message, released Wednesday, congratulated doctors who recently graduated from a Cuban medical institute. He also mentioned the 50th anniversary of the Cuban missile crisis and the exodus of doctors from the country after the 1959 revolution, CNN reported.

Topics: Fidel Castro
© 2012 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
Two dead, more wounded in high school cafeteria shooting in Marysville, Wash. Two dead, more wounded in high school cafeteria shooting in Marysville, Wash.
2
Nurse Nina Pham declared free of Ebola, meets President Obama Nurse Nina Pham declared free of Ebola, meets President Obama
3
Russian currency crashes Russian currency crashes
4
U.S. airstrikes succeeding in cutting oil financing for Islamic State U.S. airstrikes succeeding in cutting oil financing for Islamic State
5
Amnesty International: Ferguson police commited human rights abuses Amnesty International: Ferguson police commited human rights abuses
Trending News
Around the Web
x
Feedback