Fidel Castro says he was 'at death's door'





In a rare interview, Fidel Castro gives new details about his health four years ago when emergency surgery forced him out of power, saying he didn't think he would make it and still has difficulty walking.

The 84-year-old did not, however, provide any details about what illnesses he suffered from.

Cuban state TV read aloud a letter from Castro on July 31, 2006, announcing he was handing power to his younger brother Raul Castro. He disappeared from public view amid repeated rumors he had died.

He later started writing essays for state media and appeared in occasional photos....



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