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Castro Publishes Second Editorial Criticizing US Bio-Fuel Policy


Ailing Cuban President Fidel Castro has published his second editorial in a week criticizing U.S. President George Bush's bio-fuel policies.

In the state-run newspaper Granma Wednesday, Mr. Castro repeated his argument that using agricultural crops to produce ethanol for cars could deprive developing nations of food and condemn millions of people to hunger and death.

Mr. Castro has not appeared in public since temporarily handing power to his brother, Raul, last July before undergoing intestinal surgery.

Cuban officials have said the 80-year-old leader is recovering, and could soon take a more active role in government.

Cuban media have released photographs and video of the president, however, to put down rumors of his demise.

Some information for this report was provided by AFP and AP .