Castro in charge again

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Fidel Castro in this January 2007 file photo.
Fidel Castro in this January 2007 file photo.

Barquisimeto (Venezuela): Venezuela President Hugo Chavez has said his friend and political ally Fidel Castro is ``in charge'' again nearly nine months after undergoing intestinal surgery. ``Fidel is in charge. Fidel is in charge,'' Mr. Chavez on Sunday said, revealing that he received a ``philosophical letter'' from Mr. Castro. Since Mr. Castro's surgery, Mr. Chavez has regularly offered updates on the former's health. Mr. Castro is believed to suffer from diverticular disease. AP

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