Castro 'not terminally ill'

Fidel Castro is not terminally ill and would make a public appearance shortly, but is unlikely to return to governing Cuba on a day-to-day basis.

Castro 'not terminally ill'
Fidel Castro is not terminally ill and would make a public appearance shortly, but is unlikely to return to governing Cuba on a day-to-day basis, Cuban government officials have told a visiting delegation of members of the US Congress.
 
The ailing Cuban leader has not been seen in public since July 26.
 
"The party line is that Fidel is coming back. He does not have cancer," Jane Harman, a California Democrat, told reporters on Sunday.
 
But William Delahunt, a Massachusetts Democrat, said he has concluded after discussions that Castro would not return to running his country.
 

"The Cubans were empathetic, and I believe them, that Fidel does not have cancer and that the illness he does have is not terminal," Delahunt told the Times after returning to Washington.

 

If Castro reappears, "this will not be Fidel sitting at his desk", Delahunt said. "This will be Fidel Castro is alive and recovering."

 

Speculations

 

Castro did not appear at celebrations of his 80th birthday this month, prompting rumours that he had died or was near death.

   

The 10-member US congressional delegation, was the largest to go to Cuba since Castro's 1959 revolution.

   

The three-day visit was aimed at improving ties between Havana and Washington. But the delegation's efforts to launch a new dialogue with Cuba on the assumption that Castro was out of the picture were rebuffed by officials who insisted he was recovering.

 

Cuba has closely guarded information on Castro's medical condition. But his closest ally, Hugo Chavez, the Venezuelan president, has said that although Castro does not have cancer, he is fighting a "great battle" against a "very serious" illness.

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