HAVANA TIMES — Former Cuban President Fidel Castro, 88, topped the news today in the island’s official media with a story of his reappearance in public earlier this week at a school where a group of Venezuelan’s receive political training and take part in social activities.
Granma newspaper, the voice of the Cuban Communist Party, headlined today with “A casual unforgettable meeting with Fidel”, on his visit to the “Vilma Espin Guillois” school close to his residence on the west side of Havana.
In the report Castro appears in several photos wearing a blue and white Adidas running suit and a black cap. He is shown sitting in a van and greeting the Venezuelans from the window.
Castro encouraged the Venezuelans to work fast to gather signatures demanding that US President Obama stop categorizing Venezuela as a threat to its national security. The petition campaign began nationwide in Venezuela and is taking place in several other countries including Cuba.
According to Granma, Fidel also spoke with the Venezuelans about political work with their country’s youth and the topic of agriculture.