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Castro Appears in Photos, Releases Statement

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez visits Cuban leader Fidel Castro in the hospital. The photo was released by the official Cuban newspaper <em>Granma</em>, Aug. 14, 2006.
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Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez visits Cuban leader Fidel Castro in the hospital. The photo was released by the official Cuban newspaper <em>Granma</em>, Aug. 14, 2006.

The first photographs of Fidel Castro since news of his illness appeared over the weekend. Sunday was Castro's 80th birthday, and he cautioned Cubans in a letter that he faced a long recovery from surgery and advised them to prepare for "adverse news."

Steve Inskeep talks to Gary Marx, Havana bureau chief for the Chicago Tribune.

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