Cuba`s Fidel Castro says didn`t expect to live to 87

In a long, wide-ranging article taking up three pages of Communist Party newspaper Granma, Castro, whose birthday was tomorrow, wrote about being stricken with a near-fatal intestinal ailment on July 26, 2006.

`Gay` marriage in Cuba for Castro`s birthday

Same-sex marriage is illegal in Cuba, which in past has showed little tolerance for homosexuality.

Chavez back from Cuba for Fidel`s 83rd birthday

President Hugo Chavez says he visited Cuba to celebrate the 83rd birthday of his close ally and mentor Fidel Castro.