Havana, Cuba - Republic of
CUBAN PRESIDENT CASTRO AND BROTHER RAUL DURING NATIONAL ASSEMBLY.
Cuba's President Fidel Castro (L) gestures as his brother Raul (R),
minister of defense and designated successor, smiles during a one-day
plenary meeting of the National Assembly in Havana, October 25, 2003.
The National Assembly is Cuba's legislature which meets twice a year
for a couple of days. Behind Fidel Castro sits Vilma Espin, wife of
Raul Castro and president of the Federation of Cuban Women and Roberto
Fernandez Retamar, president of the Cuban publisher Casa de las
Americas. PICTURE TAKEN OCTOBER 25