Fidel Castro visits National Aquarium in Havana

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Fidel Castro, Cuba's 83-year-old revolutionary leader, made his fourth public appearance in the past 8 days, visiting the National Aquarium in Havana, the popular Cuban website CubaDebate reported.

 Fidel Castro, Cuba's 83-year-old revolutionary leader, made his fourth public appearance in the past 8 days, visiting the National Aquarium in Havana, the popular Cuban website CubaDebate reported.

Last Wednesday, Fidel Castro made his first public appearance in four years and visited a Havana scientific center. On July 12, he appeared in the TV program Mesa Redonda (Round Table) and commented on the Middle East situation. On Tuesday of this week, he met with economists at the World Economic Research Center where he was welcomed by its director. For more than an hour, Fidel Castro held a discussion with researchers of this prestigious center.

The Cuban leader remained at the Aquarium for two hours. He enjoyed watching the impressive 20-minute underwater show with dolphins, chatted with the aquarium staff and talked about the organization of training dolphins and working conditions. Castro remembered his own experience as a diver and said in those days he could hold his breath for more than two minutes.

But Castro also turned serious, discussing his theory about the risk of war in the Middle East. He warned about the threat of environmental disasters and global warming. "The world lives between two tragedies - that of the war and of the environment," he said.

Among those who met with the Cuban leader at the aquarium was Celia Guevara March, a veterinarian and the daughter of Ernesto Che Guevara, the Argentine revolutionary who fought with Castro during the Cuban Revolution.

HAVANA, July 16 (RIA Novosti)

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