Fan Fidel Hails 'Sincere' Obama

Castro was glued to inauguration coverage
By Peter Fearon,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 22, 2009 6:16 AM CST
Argentina's President Cristina Kirchner met with ailing 82-year-old Fidel Castro, who spoke warmly about Barack Obama.   (AP Photo/Prensa Latina, Emilio Herrera)
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(Newser) – Cuba's ailing former dictator Fidel Castro has spoken warmly about President Barack Obama, and his brother Raul is hinting about a face-to-face meeting, reports Australia's Age. Fidel, 82, spent Tuesday watching TV coverage of the inauguration and spoke glowingly about America's new president as "absolutely sincere" to Argentine President Cristina Kirchner during a meeting in Cuba yesterday.