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Fidel Castro wants to help Obama: U.S. lawmaker
April 8, 2009 / 5:44 PM / in 9 years

Fidel Castro wants to help Obama: U.S. lawmaker

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Fidel Castro appeared healthy and asked how Cuba’s leadership could best help U.S. President Obama move to normalize relations between the two countries, two U.S. lawmakers said on Tuesday after meeting the 82-year-old former Cuban president in Havana.

“Of course, he has been ill. But I think we will agree that he was very healthy, very energetic, very clear thinking,” Representative Barbara Lee, one of three Democrats to meet Castro, told a Washington news conference.

Representative Laura Richardson said Castro appeared eager to see relations change between the two countries.

“He was very well aware of what was going on,” Richardson “As he leaned in, he looked directly into our eyes, quite aware of what was happening, and said to us ‘how can we help President Obama?'”

Editing by Jackie Frank

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