Four years after disappearing from view following an illness that nearly killed him, the former Cuban president has returned to public life.

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Fidel Castro is back. Four years after disappearing from view following an illness that nearly killed him, the former Cuban president – who remains the head of the country’s Communist party – has returned to public life, giving speeches, leading rallies and even attending a dolphin show. Fidel’s return, at a time when his brother and successor, Raúl, is pushing through the most dramatic economic reforms in Cuba in 40 years, has prompted speculation that the two Castro brothers are at war.

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