Fidel Castro: Immortal Until Proven Otherwise


Former Cuban leader Fidel Castro attends the closing ceremony of the sixth Cuban Communist Party (PCC) congress in Havana in this April 19, 2011 file photo. Revolutionary icon Fidel Castro turns 86 on August 13, 2012, out of sight, but not out of mind as Cubans wonder about his future and theirs at a time of change in one of world's last communist countries.The bearded leader who was a constant presence and transfixed Cubans for decades with his fiery rhetoric, still holds a special place in the hearts and minds of the Caribbean island's 11 million residents, even as age and infirmity force him farther into the background. Picture taken April 19, 2011. REUTERS/Desmond Boylan/Files (CUBA - Tags: SOCIETY POLITICS ANNIVERSARY)



The first time I saw Fidel Castro, he was already in his twilight. Or so it seemed [...]