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Fidel Opens Havana House To Outside Guests

Monday, 09 November 2009 11:04 PM

After decades of secrecy, Cuban revolutionary figure and former president opens his home to outsiders.

It is a gentle twilight to a long, eventful life. The old man pads around in shorts in a modest two-storey house on a former golf course and occasionally wanders into the garden to enjoy the tropical plants and sea breeze.

He follows doctors' orders for some morning exercise then spends the day reading, watching TV and entertaining grandchildren and visitors. When the fancy takes him he writes a newspaper column.

Welcome to Fidel Castro's hidden world. For decades the Cuban leader has guarded his privacy, making his home, health and domestic life taboo subjects. Cuba's formidable intelligence services kept them state secrets.

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