Archive for Sunday, October 14, 2007

Venezuela’s Chavez meets with ailing Castro

October 14, 2007

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— Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez met for more than four hours Saturday with ailing leader Fidel Castro, Cuban state television reported.

Chavez arrived in Havana late Friday for a visit that will include the airing today of the Venezuelan leader's weekly radio and television program from the provincial capital of Santa Clara, where the Cuban government on Monday marked the 40th anniversary of the death of revolutionary icon Ernesto "Che" Guevara.

No new official photos or video clips of the convalescing leader accompanied the brief report on the evening news. The last official image of Castro was a photograph released late last month, showing him looking more robust than in some past pictures as he stood and greeted Angolan President Angolan President Jose Eduardo Dos Santos during an official visit to Havana.

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