Under a picture of Cuba's leader Fidel Castro, a Cuban schoolgirl raises her hand confirming a voter is casting his ballot properly during municipal elections in Havana Sunday Oct. 21, 2012.  Cuban school children known as "pioneros" are in all polling stations during elections overseeing the process.  A top executive of the Hotel Nacional told the AP Sunday 86-year-old Fidel Castro appeared in public for the first time in months at the hotel Saturday challenging persistent rumors that the aging revolutionary is near death. (AP Photo/Franklin Reyes)

Photo by: Franklin Reyes

Under a picture of Cuba's leader Fidel Castro, a Cuban schoolgirl raises her hand confirming a voter is casting his ballot properly during municipal elections in Havana Sunday Oct. 21, 2012. Cuban school children known as "pioneros" are in all polling stations during elections overseeing the process. A top executive of the Hotel Nacional told the AP Sunday 86-year-old Fidel Castro appeared in public for the first time in months at the hotel Saturday challenging persistent rumors that the aging revolutionary is near death. (AP Photo/Franklin Reyes)