Cuba publishes Castro pic after 7 months
To illustrate a story about the presentation to Fidel Castro this week of a medal from the Ecuadorean National Assembly, the official website Cubadebate on Wednesday used a photograph made last October during another such ceremony.
The picture shows Ecuadorean Vice President Lenin Moreno Garcés giving Castro a medal for sending Cuban doctors to the Manuela Espejo Mission, which cares for the disabled in Ecuador. Others in the image are unidentified.
The photograph was not published in Cuba by the national media at the time, though it was released to the international media by the Ecuadorean government.
In it, Castro is seen leaning to accept the medal because Moreno is wheelchair-bound. He was shot in the back during a robbery attempt in 1998. –Renato Pérez Pizarro.