Castro may return to work 'soon'

Foreign minister optimistic about Cuban leader's health but sets no date for return.

    Castro, left, made his first public comments on Chavez's radio talk show on Tuesday night [Reuters]
    Perez Roque, who also worked as Castro's personal secretary for seven years, is reported to be in frequent contact with the ailing leader.
     
    Ricardo Alarcon, the National Assembly president, also indicated recently that Castro could eventually return to some kind of public leadership role but without spending "so many hours making appearances and visits".
     
    The comments followed a surprise call by Castro to a radio talk show hosted by Hugo Chavez, the Venezuelan president.
     
    They were the Cuban leader's first live remarks since his surgery and ceding of power to brother Raul seven months ago.
     
    The call on Tuesday night fuelled expectations that he could soon reappear in public.

    SOURCE: Agencies


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    Interactive: How does your country vote at the UN?

    Interactive: How does your country vote at the UN?

    Explore how your country voted on global issues since 1946, as the world gears up for the 74th UN General Assembly.

    'We were forced out by the government soldiers'

    'We were forced out by the government soldiers'

    We dialled more than 35,000 random phone numbers to paint an accurate picture of displacement across South Sudan.

    Interactive: Plundering Cambodia's forests

    Interactive: Plundering Cambodia's forests

    Meet the man on a mission to take down Cambodia's timber tycoons and expose a rampant illegal cross-border trade.