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Castro back in uniform

Revolutionary leader dons military fatigues at University of Havana

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For the first time since stepping down as president four years ago, Fidel Castro has appeared publicly wearing his full military uniform, minus the star and laurels he wore as commander-in-chief. The former leader gave a 35-minute speech to thousands of university students, reports the Independent, raising his now-familiar warning that the world stands on the brink of nuclear chaos due to tension arising between the U.S, Israel and Iran. His chosen attire is said to revive speculation that 84-year-old Castro is seeking a larger role in Cuban politics after turning power over to his younger brother Raul.

Independent

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