In spite of the death wishes of many a Cuban exile and speculation that he has been dead for some time now, new images and words keep coming from Cuban leader Fidel Castro. The latest picture is dated October 20th and features Fidel being visited by the second in power of the Russian Orthodox Church, Kiril Gundajaev. Castro hasn’t appeared in public since July 2006. His words, however have never stopped.
Yesterday he released a book, La Paz en Colombia, about Cuba’s role in the ongoing war in Colombia.
The 265-page book was presented during a Havana ceremony that Castro did not attend, though one of his sons was there, as was Ricardo Alarcon, head of the country’s rubber-stamp parliament.
His latest book contains documents pertaining to Colombia’s peace process, as well as Castro’s memories of the country. It includes the ex-president’s musings on a number of topics, including his opinion that Colombia’s problems with cocaine and heroin production and smuggling have been caused solely by demand for drugs on U.S. streets.