Cuba: Castro to attend gov't session after 4 year absence

August 7, 2010 04:12

HAVANA — Cuban state television is reported Saturday that Fidel Castro will attend a special session of parliament, his first appearance in front of lawmakers in four years.

The legislature is meeting Saturday at Castro's request and will discuss the possibility of global nuclear war.Castro, who turns 84 on August 13, has suddenly been making near daily appearances in and around Havana, after spending four years almost completely out of the public eye following emergency intestinal surgery that forced him to cede power to his younger brother Raul.

The last time he went to parliament was a month before the 2006 surgery.

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