The Cuban leader met with members of the Congressional Black Caucus.
Wired PR News – Former Cuban president Fidel Castro met with visiting U.S. lawmakers on Tuesday. As reported by the Associated Press (AP), three members of the Congressional Black Caucus met Castro in what was his first meeting with American lawmakers in over two years. The Cuban leader reportedly became ill in 2006.
As noted by the AP, the meeting is believed to be representative of the want of the Cuban government to better relations with the United States. Specific details regarding the meeting or all persons who may have been present have yet to be released.
Fidel Castro served as the President of Cuba from 1976 to 2008. His brother, Raul Castro, succeeded him as president in February 2008. The 82 year old is currently the First Secretary of the Communist Party.
Photo Credit: Agência Brasil – Ricardo Stuckert/ABr. 27/09/2003