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Fidel Castro meets with Spanish, L. American intellectuals

11-25-2010 15:50 BJT

HAVANA, Nov. 24 (Xinhua) -- Former Cuban leader Fidel Castro met here Wednesday with Latin American and Spanish intellectuals at an international colloquium in Havana, the official NNTV reported Wednesday night.

According to the source, Castro spoke for nearly three hours with his guests on issues of common concern, including the international economic crisis, a possible war in the Middle East, and the threats against the integration process in Latin America.

The intellectuals from Mexico, Argentina, Venezuela, and Spain attended the International Colloquium "Latin America and the Caribbean between the Independence of the Colonial and Emancipatory Integration," organized by the cultural institution "Casa de las Americas" (House of Americas).

The 84-year-old former Cuban leader returned to public view in July, after four years of handing over power to his brother Raul due to serious illness.

Since then, Castro has not only participated in several events to meet with representatives of various communities and given interviews to some foreign media, but has also published two memoirs about his guerrilla life in the Sierra Maestra.

Editor:Du Xiaodan |Source: Xinhua

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