Elusive Castro misses 88th birthday

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Elusive Castro misses 88th birthday

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Media tributes, a concert and photo exhibition helped mark Fidel Castro’s 88th birthday on Wednesday.

But the retired Cuban president was nowhere to be seen.

The leader of the revolution hasn’t made a public appearance since January.

Despite stepping down in 2008 for health reasons, Castro still meets world leaders in private – most recently Russia’s Vladimir Putin and China’s Xi Jinping.