Cuba's Fidel Castro in first photo since November
Ailing former Cuban leader Fidel Castro appeared in a recent photograph that was posted on Friday on Argentina's presidential website, two days after the Cuban government dismissed rumors that he was at death's door, reported Reuters.
The photograph shows Castro and Argentine President Cristina Fernandez (http://www.presidencia.gob.ar) meeting on Wednesday.
The last time a photograph of Castro was made public was in November when Chinese President Hu Jintao visited Cuba.
Castro, 82, went into seclusion after a 2006 operation for an undisclosed intestinal ailment, and since then he has been seen in occasional videos and photos. He later ceded power to his younger brother, Raul Castro.
Fidel Castro had not received visiting heads of state in recent weeks, and speculation had surged that his health had seriously deteriorated. So it was a surprise that he met with Fernandez, who was in Cuba on a four-day official visit.