August 7th, 2010
11:16 AM ET

Fidel Castro addresses assembly

Former Cuban President Fidel Castro addressed a special session of the National Assembly for the first time in four years Saturday.

Castro had kept out of sight while he recuperated from a life-threatening intestinal illness that required several surgeries.

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  1. Got2Bkidding

    wow... you people actually believe communism is a good thing?! ...really?! then our nation is perilously close to self-destruct... wake up folks! stop drinking this cool aid and get serious.

    August 7, 2010 at 1:41 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Jessica

    I can't believe there are people here calling names at the news networks. Yes, some news networks are known for stretching the truth and taking many things out of context, but on something like this, nothing is being stretched. Fox is not racist & CNN is not castro news network. If anything it's communist news network. lol lol jk 🙂

    August 7, 2010 at 1:49 pm | Report abuse |
  3. AlbertG

    As a Cuban American living in South Florida, that has relatives living in Cuba, things are not what they seem. What good is a education in Cuba, if when you speak out against the government, they kick you out of the Universities or that a Doctor in Cuba has to use their own car as a taxi for tourism, because the government pay is not enough to put food on the table. I have to send my sister, U.S. dollars so she can buy medicine, because that is the only way she can buy it. The government is broke. Communism does not work, it took the Soviet Union about 70 years to figure this out. If the Castro brothers hate the U.S.A. so much why do they take my dollars, because the government takes a big percentage for themselves. The Castro brothers live better than anybody in this world, they own a whole country and do whatever they want in Cuba. Fidel and his brother are dinosaurs. Viva the U.S.A., the best country in the world.

    August 7, 2010 at 1:49 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jessica

      INSPIRING. So many people have NO idea what America really is. If people would look at the mistakes made by other countries, we would stop making them.

      August 7, 2010 at 1:51 pm | Report abuse |
  4. cubanita

    Anyone who sides with fidel is a communist. You are a plant from fidels crommies or simply an idiot. There is starvation, horific living conditions and lack of assitance.

    August 7, 2010 at 2:15 pm | Report abuse |
    • Dejavu

      I have to agree with you, remember that the dictator has people writting on internet and they do it or die!!, Cuba Libre and the time for it is NEAR!!!!

      August 10, 2010 at 9:24 pm | Report abuse |
  5. cubanita

    I was in cuba and I saw the horific living conditions first hand, lack of clean water, lack of food. There is no building maintanence, a doctor in cuba gets paid 12.00 pesos a month. How can u defend this ? But fidel lives like a king, he doesn't care how the cuban people live, they live in fear under his dictatorship. People who take great about fidel are usually fidel's crommies who invade blog sites to try and mask the unjust treatment and to spread good word about cuba's evil leadership- we americans know better. I am cuban and have family there and its heart breaking to see how he has the cuban people living.

    August 7, 2010 at 2:23 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Roxana Redondo

    James C, you have absolutely no idea what you are talking about. your lack of information about what happened in Cuba during the Revolution could fill a book.

    August 7, 2010 at 6:17 pm | Report abuse |
    • Dejavu

      Roxana do not waste time trying with these ignorants, they are all the same, loosers!!!!!!!!!!!!, Viva Cuba Libre without Fidel

      August 10, 2010 at 9:22 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Polodogg1

    End this illegal embargo and allow free trade with Cuba the same way we do China and Viet Nam.
    Viva Cuba!!

    August 7, 2010 at 8:35 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Dejavu

    the devil lives for a long time but he is dead, and the people of the world will learn all the crimes he commited in Cuba against his own people, his time is coming and soon Cuba will be free of all the evil!!!,

    viva cuba libre!!!!!!!

    August 10, 2010 at 9:20 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Jose

    "Bola de Churre" ( ball of dirt)How he was called on his University of Havana days.
    By the way to all those that believe in him, he and another of the students attending\
    the University were the only ones with brand new cars that his rich father gave him.
    He never worked in his life.
    This guy tried his luck in bussiness to have a Hot Dog Stand in Havana and did not
    succeed (bankrupt)so instead he became a Revolutionary and 50 years later. He just confessed
    that it does not work (bankrupt) again.
    1,500,000 cubans have left the country out of 6,000,000
    100,000 killed by him
    150,000 drowned or lost at sea


    October 6, 2010 at 8:35 am | Report abuse |
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