Castro's high tea in Bolivia

Friday 06 August 1993 23:02

The Cuban leader, Fidel Castro, on his first visit to the country where his comrade-in-arms Che Guevara was shot dead, was mobbed by admirers in La Paz when he arrived for the inauguration of Bolivia's new president, Gonzalo Sanchez de Lozada, Reuter reports from La Paz.

Mr Castro basked in adulation as well-wishers crowded outside his hotel, shouting 'Fidel, Bolivia is with you'. From a window in his five-star hotel, Castro raised a cup of coca-leaf tea, a traditional remedy for the effects of the city's 12,000ft altitude, and shouted back 'Cuba is not alone'.

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