Castro makes first gov't appearance in four years

Psted by Rachel Leigh - email

HAVANA (WFLX) - Cuba's former president Fidel Castro made his first public appearance in four years over the weekend.

Fidel Castro stepped back into the public eye to speak before Cuba's national assembly. His appearance was broadcast live on Cuban state television. Members of Cuba's parliament greeted Castro with a standing ovation.

The 83-year-old wore plain, olive-green fatigues and delivered a fiery address, calling on President Obama to prevent a global nuclear war.

Castro then answered questions from members of parliament.

He has not made a public appearance since having emergency intestinal surgery in 2006.

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