August 14, 1996 in Nation/World

Castro Turns 70 With Little Fanfare

Compiled From Wire Services

Fidel Castro spent his 70th birthday at a communist youth center in the Cuban capital Tuesday, but did not hold a public celebration because “birthdays aren’t important.”

“For me, it’s a work day like all the rest,” Castro told Cuban state television.

The closest thing to a birthday bash was a tour Monday night of an exhibit of black-and-white photographs documenting the Cuban revolution.

“I feel well … above all in good spirits,” Castro said.

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