Fidel admits: I was at death’s door
HAVANA – Fidel Castro has given new details of just how sick he was when he was forced to give up power four years ago, saying in a rare interview that he was weak, dangerously thin and thought at times he could not go on.
“I was at death’s door, but I came back,” the former Cuban leader told the left-leaning Mexican daily La Jornada in an interview published yesterday – one of the most extensive he’s granted since stepping down four years ago.
His younger brother Raul now leads the country, though Fidel remains head of the Communist Party.
The elder Castro burst back on the scene in July after nearly four years in the shadows, using frequent appearances to warn that a conflict pitting the United States and Israel against Iran has taken the world to the brink of nuclear war. (AP)