Ailing Fidel Appears on TV

Former Cuban president chats with Hugo Chavez about food, fuel crises
By Ambreen Ali,  Newser User
Posted Jun 18, 2008 5:58 AM CDT
In this photo released by a Cuban newspaper Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, left, meets Cuban President Raul Castro, right, and former President Fidel Castro in Havana on Tuesday.   (AP Photo/Juventud Revelde)
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(Newser) – An animated Fidel Castro appeared on state-run Cuban TV yesterday, in the first such broadcast of the ailing revolutionary since January. Castro, standing in some parts of the video, was seen chatting in a garden with his brother Raul, the current Cuban president, and Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, the AP reports. The trio discussed the global food and oil crises and  the effect of Midwest floods, Chavez told reporters.