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Castro shows doubters he is alive and well

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A defiant Fidel Castro has issued more footage of himself, as proof that he is on the road to recovery after intestinal surgery. The Cuban leader – appearing in a sports tracksuit -is seen walking freely and heard speaking clearly. His message was to those he called ‘enemies’ who had declared him dead. “Now they will have to ressurect me,” he says. “I’m not worried. They said I was dead. Nonsense. But what they say is what keeps me working and fighting.”

These are the first images released of Castro for six weeks. He carried a copy of the day’s newspaper to prove the date. He reveals that he is still active in government decisions and up-to-date with current events before signing off with the words: “Thank you very much. Homeland or death.”