Skip Navigation

Close and don't show again.

Your browser is out of date.

You may not get the full experience here on National Journal.

Please upgrade your browser to any of the following supported browsers:

What Fidel Castro Looks Like Now What Fidel Castro Looks Like Now

NEXT :
This ad will end in seconds
 
Close X

Not a member or subscriber? Learn More »

Forget Your Password?

Don't have an account? Register »

Reveal Navigation
 

 

Politics

What Fidel Castro Looks Like Now

The former leader of Cuba, 87, reclusive and chronically ill, is often the subject of death rumors.

photo of Brian Resnick
January 9, 2014

Former Cuban dictator Fidel Castro made a very rare public appearance Wednesday night in Havana, Cuba—his first in nine months—to attend the opening of an art gallery exhibit featuring the artist Kcho.

Castro did not resemble the image most people conjure when they hear his name. At 87, Castro is reclusive and chronically ill, and often the subject of death rumors. He passed power to his brother Raul in 2006, when his abdominal illness intensified.  

"I was at death's door, but I came back," he told reporters in 2010. He now looks frail, but appears to be able to walk with a cane.

The show featured gigantic sculptures made out of rafts, in the forms of what appear to be seated robots. Seeing the two in the same space—Castro and the rafts—could have been an art installation in itself: a dictator gazing at the very objects people used to flee from his country.

Still grab from a video taken Wednesday of former Cuban President Fidel Castro arriving for the opening of the nonprofit cultural center Kcho Romerillo, Laboratory for Art in Havana. Castro was appearing in public for the first time in nine months, the local press reported Thursday.(AFP/Getty Images)

(AFP/Getty Images)

(AFP/Getty Images)

 
Job Board
Search Jobs
Assistant Professor (Regenerative Medicine)
American Society of Civil Engineers | Raleigh, NC
Biomedical Service Internship Position
American Society of Civil Engineers | Flint, MI
Land Development Project Manager II
American Society of Civil Engineers | Irvine, CA
Senior Production Coordinator
American Society of Civil Engineers | Brooklyn, OH
Quality Improvement Consultant/Healthcare
American Society of Civil Engineers | Cincinnati, OH
Commissioning Intern
American Society of Civil Engineers | Chicago, IL
Mechanical Designer/Technician or Entry-Level Engineer
American Society of Civil Engineers | Durham, NC
Intermediate to Senior Project Manager / Coordinator
American Society of Civil Engineers
Professional Development Program Engineer
American Society of Civil Engineers | Farmington Hills, MI
Facilities Contract Administrator
American Society of Civil Engineers | CA
Quality Engineer II
American Society of Civil Engineers | Amherst, NH
Chair (W3) of Flight Systems
American Society of Civil Engineers
Lead Structural Engineer
American Society of Civil Engineers | Durham, NC
Transportation Planner
American Society of Civil Engineers | Tampa, FL
Project Engineer Signal Systems
American Society of Civil Engineers | CA
 
Comments
comments powered by Disqus