Castro says he probably won't be around in 4 years

HAVANA (AP) - A new photograph shows Fidel Castro looking less
gaunt than in his last image two months ago, but the ailing Cuban
leader says he doubts he'll make it to the end of Barack Obama's
term.

The photograph shows Castro standing in a blue track suit and
holding the arm of Argentine President Cristina Fernandez during a
visit Wednesday. The time gap since his last photo had fueled
rumors that Castro's condition had worsened.

Castro hasn't been seen in public since undergoing abdominal
surgery in July 2006, and he formally turned over the presidency to
his brother Raul last year. On Thursday night, he instructed Cuban
officials to start making decisions without taking him into
account.


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