Raul has explained that his brother has been exercising on a regular basis for two hours a day. He adds that Fidel has been putting on weight. Fidel Castro temporarily handed power to Raul in July 2006 as he would undergo intestinal surgery.
Fidel Castro’s decision to run for parliament has been supported by the Communist leaders. According to Raul, this is a prerequisite to remain Cuba’s President. Last week, Fidel Castro gave the implication that he would step down in favor for a younger generation of leaders.
He has ruled the country of Cuba ever since the revolution in 1959. Since the surgery back in 2006, he has not made an appearance in public. But, he’s maintained his appearance by writing columns for the newspaper along in showing up in both photographs and pre-recorded vides.
“He has a powerful mind, a healthy mind, he’s in full use of his mental faculties, and, yes, he has some little physical limitations due to the problems he had,” according to his brother.
Raul added: “He does exercises for almost two hours a day, twice a day and he has greatly recovered weight and muscle mass.”