Sunday marked the 80th Birthday of the Communist leader Fidel Castro.
The world’s longest-serving head of government had not been seen since he underwent emergency surgery on July 31 and ceded power to his brother Raul Castro, 75, the defense chief.
The Miami newspaper El Nuevo Herald reported that Castro underwent a colostomy.With a message reading “I feel very happy“, pictures in the Juventud Rebelde newspaper showed the revolutionary icon alert and in good spirits after the operation to halt gastrointestinal bleeding.
To all of you who wished me health. I promise I will fight for it. … The country is moving forward and will continue marching forward perfectly well.
“Happy Birthday!”, “Viva Fidel!, Viva Raul!”