News from Havana
Cuban national television has just shown new video footage of Fidel Castro alive - and meeting Hugo Chavez.
Reportedly shot on Monday during a secret, two-hour meeting between the two leaders, the footage is the first time Castro has been seen on television since October.
According to reports from Havana, the seriously ill dictator still looks frail on the video but appears to have put on some weight.
Beyond that, the vision merely proves that the man who has ruled Cuba for nearly 50 years is still alive and apparently well enough to be able to drink a glass of orange juice without help from a nurse.
So, why air the footage now?
Well, today marks six months since Castro officially stepped aside due to serious intestinal bleeding, handing over power "temporarily" to his slightly younger brother, Raul.
In Cuba, there is always a reason for everything …