Cuba Unveils Pic of 'Healthy' Fidel Castro

By Neal Colgrass,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 23, 2009 7:52 PM CDT
In this Friday, Aug. 21, 2009, photo released today, Cuba's leader Fidel Castro, right, and Ecuador's President Rafael Correa meet in Havana.   (AP Photo/Juventud Rebelde)
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(Newser) – Fidel Castro is dressed sharply and looking healthier in a photo released by a state-run newspaper today, the BBC reports. Dressed in a white shirt instead of his trademark tracksuit, with his nearly white hair combed back, the nation's ailing former leader is seen chatting with Ecuadorean President Rafael Correa. He also made made his first television appearance  in 14 months this weekend, talking to Venezuelan students.