Cuban President Fidel Castro is easing back into public life, after 10 months of ill-health, writing columns in the press expressing his views on world affairs. This week he attacked Britain for spending huge sums on nuclear submarines instead of social projects. Exactly what is wrong with Castro is a state secret but Cuban Foreign Minister, Felipe Perez Roque said he is getting better all the time.
“Fidel is commenting in a lucid and coherent manner on the problems of our time. I think that he is “putting his finger in certain wounds,” and making calls which I am sure will not go unheard,” he said.
Castro has not been seen in public since a stomach problem last July. But video of him meeting Venezuelan leader Hugo Chavez in January, and Chinese politicians in March, was released to reassure his public that he was recuperating well.