Avana: Fidel Castro has made a rare public appearance, speaking to school children about his brother's late wife and revolutionary figure Vilma Espin.
His last appearance at a public event was in July 2015. Wearing a white sports jacket and speaking in a scratchy voice, Castro told a room of students and teachers that Espin would be happy to see the fruits of her sacrifice at schools like theirs.
Thursday's appearance came on what would have been her 86th birthday.
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