Fidel Castro shows himself after nine months lying low

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Fidel Castro shows himself after nine months lying low

<p>Just days after his Communist Revolution’s 55th anniversary, former President Fidel Castro has been seen in public, for the first time since last spring. </p> <p>Although the 87-year-old has circulated little since 2006 when he appointed his brother Raul his successor, official newspapers showed him at a Havana art studio opening on Wednesday evening, with Cuban artist Alexis Leyva.</p> <p><blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="fr"><p>Fidel conversa con el pintor Kcho durante la inauguración del Estudio de Arte del Romerillo. Foto: Alex Castro <a href="http://t.co/6fhPMHh3yG">pic.twitter.com/6fhPMHh3yG</a></p>— Cubadebate (@cubadebate) <a href="https://twitter.com/cubadebate/statuses/421139524329033729">9 Janvier 2014</a></blockquote><script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script></p> <p>In December Fidel Castro met visiting Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro, privately.</p> <p>He has been a controversial figure ever since 1959 when he and his guerrilla army stormed onto the world stage, overthrowing the regime of Fulgencio Batista.</p> <p>His advanced age has prompted increased speculation about his weak health.</p> <p><blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="fr"><p>El tiempo pasa. Este anciano es el comandante Fidel Castro Ruz, visto ayer en La Habana <a href="http://t.co/NJL5OPO9pE">pic.twitter.com/NJL5OPO9pE</a></p>— Soriano (@mmsoriano) <a href="https://twitter.com/mmsoriano/statuses/421247896193748992">9 Janvier 2014</a></blockquote><script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script></p>