Cuban President &to=http:// english.pravda.ru/world/20/91/368/12072_Castro.html ' target=_blank>Fidel Castro injured one of his knees and possibly an arm yesterday when he fell as he returned to his seat after making a speech at a graduation ceremony in central &to=http:// english.pravda.ru/world/20/91/369/13868_Cuba.html ' target=_blank>Cuba.
The 78-year-old leader was picked up by bodyguards and helped into a chair at the graduation ceremony for art instructors in Santa Clara.
Castro asked for a microphone and told the crowd of about 30,000, some of whom broke into tears when he fell, that there was no cause for alarm, New Zealand Herald informed.
"We heard that Castro fell," US state department spokesperson Richard Boucher said, professing ignorance as to which bones he may have damaged. "You'd have to check with the Cubans to find out what's broken about Mr Castro.
"We, obviously, have expressed our views about what's broken in Cuba," he told reporters, reiterating Washington's litany of complaints about Castro and his communist government which have been the target of a US trade embargo for more than 40 years.
The Russian Defence Ministry acknowledged that the Americans treat Russian military men in Syria with respect. The Americans always warn Russia accordingly, but not Israel
After the incident with the shootdown of the Ilyushin Il-20 reconnaissance aircraft over the Mediterranean Sea, Russia will supply an S-300 anti-aircraft missile system to Syria
Indeed, how dare they run US-independent policy? They should have followed the example of the European Union that turned independent states of the Old World into US-ditto entities