Castro temporarily hands power to brother for surgery

Updated: 2006-08-01 13:52

Cuba's President Fidel Castro (L) speaks to his brother Raul during an event in Havana in this July 1, 2004 file photo. Castro underwent intestinal surgery on July 31, 2006 and delegated government functions provisionally to his younger brother Raul, the government said in a televised statement signed by the Cuban leader. [Reuters]

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