• Text size      
  • Send this article to a friend
  • Print this article

Castro's son says his father is well

One of Fidel Castro's sons has said his father is in good shape despite a long public silence that has fuelled speculation about the 86-year-old former Cuban president's health.

Alex Castro was quoted by a state-run newspaper as saying "the comandante" was going about daily life as normal, reading and exercising. Rumours of the former leader's purportedly declining health surfaced anew last week after he failed to publicly congratulate Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez on his re-election. He has not been seen in public since late March.

Contextual targeting label: 

Commenting & Moderation

We moderate all comments on HeraldScotland on either a pre-moderated or post-moderated basis.
If you're a relatively new user then your comments will be reviewed before publication and if we know you well and trust you then your comments will be subject to moderation only if other users or the moderators believe you've broken the rules

Moderation is undertaken full-time 9am-6pm on weekdays, and on a part-time basis outwith those hours. Please be patient if your posts are not approved instantly.