The Washington Times - November 19, 2008, 08:37AM

Chinese President Hu Jintao visited Fidel Castro in Cuba during a tour of Latin America, Agence France Presse is reporting.

Cuban officials propped up the recovering Castro to take a picture with Hu, who said the Cuban leader looked good for an irrelevant icon.

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Then the two communist leaders traded baking secrets and dished on Russian President Dmitry Medvedev before ending their meeting with an embrace that some observers was uncomfortably long.