Cuban leader Fidel Castro appeared in his first television interview in more than three months Friday, ending speculation that the ailing revolutionary had died or suffered a major relapse. Castro, 81, spoke slowly about world affairs, the Cold War and political history, but appeared little changed from the last time he was shown in a Cuban state television interview on June 5. Dressed in what has become a customary red, blue and white athletic jacket, sitting in an armchair and showing his age through the gray in his beard and bags under his eyes.
Castro answered questions about an essay he published this week and attacked the United States, his longtime ideological foe. “Yesterday the euro was at $1.41. Oil I think about $84 a barrel,” Castro said at one point, indicating that he was up to date on current affairs and signaling that the interview was very recent. He also showed a copy of a book by former U.S. Federal Reserve chairman Alan Greenspan, which was published this week.? Source